In a display of white supremacist audacity and crassness that will be hard to top, the local KKK distributed fliers to homes in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the march over Edmund Pettus bridge. That bridge, incidentally, was named after a KKK leader.
Ku Klux Klan fliers were left at Selma homes on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”
Robert Jones, the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK spoke with AL.com Sunday afternoon and said about 4,000 KKK fliers have been distributed throughout Selma and Montgomery in the last two weeks.
“We pretty much put out fliers, some against King and some against immigration,” Jones said. “It’s time for the American people to wake up to these falsehoods that they preach about MLK.”Jones said bags containing a flier and a rock were thrown onto the doorsteps of people’s homes as KKK members drove by. He said the rock acted as a paperweight, and the homes that received fliers were random.
Jones said the KKK is not upset about the gathering in Selma over the weekend, saying “Everybody has a right to gather in this country, freedom of speech.” However, he expressed frustration about the support for Martin Luther King, Jr. and said people are “supporting a man they don’t know about.”
But I thought we were living in a post-racial America because we elected a black president? I thought that made racism magically disappear? What a shock that it didn’t.