KKK Fliers Distributed on Selma March Anniversary

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.

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  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    However, he expressed frustration about the support for Martin Luther King, Jr. and said people are “supporting a man they don’t know about.”

    Because if MLK was a bad person, white supremacy is correct!

    Wait a minute….

  • arakasi

    I notice they chose to distribute the flyers in a way that minimized the chance of actually having to interact with anybody in the neighborhood. I wonder if this is because they didn’t think that their message would be well received and wanted to remain in the getaway vehicle at all times.

  • caseloweraz

    I don’t wonder about that at all, Arakasi. I have no doubt it’s the correct assessment.

  • cottonnero

    Seems like the same technique (and who knows, maybe some of the same people) that results in Chick Tracts on urinals.

  • John Pieret

    he expressed frustration about the support for Martin Luther King, Jr.

    But … but … the entire wingnut nation seems to be rushing to don the mantle of MLK, as in claiming they need their own MLK and Rosa Parks to free them from the gaystapo …

  • marcus

    “Jones said bags containing a flier and a rock were thrown onto the doorsteps of people’s homes as KKK members drove by.

    Classy!

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    They sound like brave heroes.

  • Synfandel

    Just a rock? No flaming poop bag?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Just a rock? No flaming poop bag?

    That was the driver.