People in the White Oak area of Garner, North Carolina woke up on Christmas Eve morning to plastic bags containing propaganda and candy on their lawns from the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, a statewide chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
The bags distributed in the Hillandale neighborhood contained flyers that read, “White pride doesn’t mean hate! It’s OK, you can say it! I’m proud to be white! There is no need to feel guilty because of the past!” and “Why can’t pro-white rights organizations exist without being labeled racist?”Why are other races in this country allowed these rights, as they SHOULD, but not the folk of European ancestory (sic)?”
A hotline phone number included on the cards and flyers is based out of southern Pennsylvania. The number leads to a recording that asks people who are interested in information or membership to leave a voicemail.
The East Coast Knights group is one of eight KKK chapters in North Carolina and is among 31 hate groups in the state, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The bags also contained business cards, Christmas candy and rocks used to weigh them down.