Vice reports that the KKK is turning to African-Americans for help with America’s immigration problems.
Robert Jones, the Imperial Klaliff of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, told Vice that African-Americans are included in their outreach program. Specifically, Jones hopes that the high unemployment rate among African-Americans will inspire an anti-immigrant sentiment.
“We think our government should step in and do a whole lot more to secure our borders,” he said. “All our jobs are being outsourced right now, and what jobs are left here, black and white Americans are being forced to have a competition with the Mexicans coming across the border, because they’ll do the job cheaper.”
Jones says when he talks to African-Americans about immigration, they agree with him.
“We’re starting to see the whites and African-Americans waking up to this illegal immigration problem,” he explained. “We’re starting to reach out more to the African-American community and talk to them about the same issues, and they’re agreeing with the Klan that illegal immigration needs to stop.”
But according to Vice, a flier found in North Carolina read, “asked readers if they were tired of “integration,” “race-mixing,” “black welfare,” “black crime,” and “minority tyranny.'”
It is unclear how far the KKK plans to go with that rhetoric or why it feels that such a heinοus organization is capable of rebranding.
The KKK recently passed out candy with leaflets in an effort to gain support for its racist cause.
FOX Carolina reported at the time that residents in Seneca, South Carolina woke up on Sunday to bags of candy in their driveway attached to a KKK campaign flier. “Save our land, join the Klan” read the fliers.
They’re nothing if not persistent.