“Our race is our nation,” was the bold phrase that surrounded a hooded KKK member on the fliers that were scattered across the yards of New Smyrna Beach, Florida neighborhood, which happens to be predominantly Black. The offensive literature was said to have been recruiting fliers from a Klan group in North Carolina.
WFTV (an affiliate of ABC) is reporting that the group delivered the fliers at night and their leader, Robert Jones claims he had no idea the neighborhood they visited was mostly Black. Sure he didn’t. “Well, we don’t have no way of judging where we’re putting the fliers at,” Jones told WFTV.
One of the neighborhood’s residents, Tim Washington says, “I think it’s shallow, this day and age.” Police have received a number of complaints from the residents, but authorities told WKMG-TV that the pamphlets are protected under free speech. SMH.