KKK Denies Sending Recruitment Letter to Black Legislator
1 year ago
Does this woman look like KKK material to you?
A leader of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in Idaho is saying that the Klan is not responsible for an application sent to a black Idaho lawmaker.
Robb said their applications are easy to duplicate and believes it's part of an ongoing prank. The application solicited $35 in application fees, a commitment statement and a photo.
Webb made history in 2010 when she was the first African American elected to state legislature in Idaho.
Webb received a KKK application at her home address late last week and called the letter "a little unsettling." She believes she was specifically targeted by the Klan.
“Just reminds me to be vigilant...a little disconcerting. Think someone is putting me on notice, huh?,” said Rep. Buckner-Webb on her Facebook page.
Webb recalled a moment in her youth when the KKK made a similar mistake.
“When I was a teenager, the KKK came to Nampa to "induct" a friend of my mom's. They were not happy to learn he was a Black man. Became national news. Sounds like the group has some organizational gaps,” read her comment.
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Obviously, the KKK needs a new secretary because they've been making these mistakes a lot lately.
Just last week, a KKK chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina was so desperate to recruit new members that they sent applications to black households as well, by accident. The individuals who received the invites reported them to police despite the act not being against the law.
Idaho's attorney general is said to be investigating the incident.