KKK leaves bags of candy with recruitment info in S.C. driveways


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KKK leaves bags of candy with recruitment info in S.C. driveways

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 16, 2014

A Seneca, S.C., subdivision recently received an unexpected bag of sweets in each resident's driveway. No, it's not Halloween, but there was a grim message attached.

According to Fox Carolina, the written material read, "Save our land, join the Klan." The sender? The Ku Klux Klan.

"Robert Jones, the Imperial Klaliff of the sect, the Loyal White Knights, returned a call to FOX Carolina. He said that this weekend was their national night ride, a recruitment event they have three times a year. He said that chapters across the country drop literature overnight," reports Fox Carolina

Jones also told FOX the houses are chosen at random. "I mean, we can't tell who lives in a house, whether they're black, white, Mexican, gay, we can't tell that," Jones explains to Fox Carolina. "And if you were to look at somebody's house like that, that means you'd be pretty much a racist."

The material left with the candy notes a phone number to call. Jones tells FOX Carolina that the KKK receives about 20,000 calls a day, with many callers interested in becoming members.

"A voicemail message picks up when someone dials the 'Klan Hotline' listed on the paper," further reports FOX Carolina. "It starts with, 'Be a man join the Klan! Illegal immigration is destroying America,' discusses immigration concerns and ends with, 'Always remember if it ain't white, it ain't right. White power.'" 

On August 9, Jones' chapter will host a cross burning in protest of illegal immigration in neighboring state North Carolina. The KKK claims to currently have more than 8,500 members.

Watch above to view a video of a similar candy recruitment effort from a Florida neighborhood in March. 

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.