KKK fliers in our neighborhood
July 22, 2014 3:41 PM Subscribe
Our neighbors received a KKK recruiting flier along with their Sunday newspaper. We didn't. We are an LGBT couple and I am Asian-American. What can I do to be less freaked out by this?
posted by QuantumMeruit to Human Relations (15 answers total)
In our neighborhood, the recruiting fliers were in a plastic bag with a small rock in it. (Our neighborhood didn't get candy in the bag. Yay?) Media reports seem to suggest that there are several neighborhoods in suburban Richmond (and elsewhere) that received similar fliers, contemporaneously. Our neighborhood is solidly upper-middle-class, and is almost entirely white.
All of the neighbors we've spoke to (and who have posted on our neighborhood online message board) have expressed outrage and disgust. But I am interpreting the absence of a flier on our driveway as evidence the "care packages" were distributed by someone who knew that my family would not be extremely receptive to this particular recruiting drive. And that kind of freaks me out.
What can I do to feel less freaked out?