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Virginia KKK Fliers: We're Not The Enemy Of 'The Colored And Mongrel Races'

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"The thing that really gets me is that [people are] saying we're teaching our children to hate people just because of their race, creed and color, and that's a complete lie and falsehood," Frank Ancona, the president and imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, told the Virginia newspaper.

Ancona added that the KKK had gotten a bad reputation by the Union government and the media after the Civil War ended.

One of the fliers being distributed reads that "many people have experienced the blacks firsthand" and have also seen the "savagery and animalism in many of these people." Another flier that went to residents of Chesterfield reads that the mission of the KKK is "exalting the Caucasian race and teaching the doctrine of white supremacy."

The flier goes on to say that the KKK is not the "enemies of the colored and mongrel race, but it does mean that we are organized to establish the solidarity and to realize the mission of the white race." [sic]

Residents of Chesterfield don't all seem to be convinced.

"I thought this stuff was extinct by now. I didn't think people were still going around with this ignorance," Marion L. Bines, who is African American, said.

(H/t: Raw Story)