KKK Group Is Passing Out Fliers To An OC Neighborhood (Yes, In 2014)
A KKK group—the largest in the nation—is making its rounds through a neighborhood in the city of Orange, passing out pamphlets to residents asking for new recruits.The fliers are hoping to capitalize on anti-immigrant sentiment. Ironically, the area where The Loyal White Knights sent their fliers to (around the 2400 block of Almond Avenue) happens to also be a relatively ethnically diverse area, one resident who received the flier told the OC Register. (According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanic or Latino residents make up 38.1 percent of the population.)
The group that dropped off fliers last weekend to about 15 homes is headquartered in Pelham, North Carolina and has been conducting similar "outreach" efforts in South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina over the past month. Emblazoned across the leaflets was the The Loyal White Knights' tagline: "Save Our Land Join The Klan," and included a hotline number to call. According to the OC Register:
A call to the phone number on the flier results in a recorded message stating illegal immigration is the biggest problem facing the U.S. and advocates a “shoot to kill” policy along the border. The message concludes by saying, “Remember: If it ain’t white, it ain’t right.”
Patricia Dufrane, a local resident, told the OC Register that she and her neighbors were upset that they received the fliers.
Although this white supremacist group may have picked the wrong neighborhood, Orange County certainly has a history of racism. OC Weekly has published a large series on the KKK history in Orange County, which was especially prevalent in the early 20th century. More recently in 2012, a black family in Yorba Linda said they had to move out of the city because racists were trying to run them out by slashing their tires, throwing rocks at their windows, and yelling racial slurs at them.