The Ku Klux Klan dropped off invitations to join their group in South Carolina in the form of bags of candy. A Seneca subdivision awoke on Sunday to find bags of candy dropped off on their driveways along with literature directing people to “Save our land, join the Klan.”
The literature listed a phone number that led to an automated message discussing KKK efforts against illegal immigration.
Robert Jones told WHNS-TV that he’s the imperial klaliff of the Loyal White Knights and said the effort was part of a recruiting event they hold three times each year. Jones said the phone number receives a whopping 20,000 calls every day. He said that this weekend was their national “night ride”. He said that chapters across the country drop literature overnight, as the South Carolina chapter did late Saturday.
Oconee County resident Bo Morris said he thought it was “unacceptable” to see the bags and literature in his neighborhood.
Another resident, a woman from Seneca who chose not to be identified, said her family was on their way to church Sunday morning when they ran over the bag and stopped to investigate what it was. She said seeing the invitation to join the Ku Klux Klan made her shocked and angry.
“[I] talked to several neighbors. They were very angry, very upset, very ashamed at the same time – that this exists,” the woman said. “Ashamed to face our neighbors that do not have the same color skin that we do.”
Jones said his member don’t target homes for their “national night ride.”
“I mean, we can’t tell who lives in a house, whether they’re black, white, Mexican, gay, we can’t tell that,” said Jones. “And if you were to look at somebody’s house like that, that means you’d be pretty much a racist.”
Ku Klux Klan Offers Up Invitations In The Form Of Candy