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Sand Springs Neighbors Shocked By KKK Literature In Their Yard

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Residents of a Sand Springs neighborhood say they were shocked when they woke up Sunday morning to flyers in their yard from the United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

A man who wished to remain anonymous says he unrolled a piece of paper he found in his yard to find it was literature from the KKK.

He says it was a letter explaining the organization, what they do and do not believe in and what they did and did not do in the past.

The man said, "I don't think in this day and age, we need to have this kind of stuff going on, especially in Sand Springs."  He remembers his father's stories from the 1920s and 30s.

The letter explains the group does not burn crosses or lynch people.  The letter was not isolated to Sand Springs, but was part of a nationwide effort.

The picture-less paper starts out with, "Fellow Americans, we hope this finds you well and ask that you read it with an open mind..."  It goes on to say they do not associate with White Nationalist parties like the Nazis or Aryan Nation groups and do not participate in hate crimes.

One issue they address is the way they dress.  They say it is a protective measure to remain anonymous.

The Klan says they wish to preserve the White Christian ways, like any other race wishes to preserve their beliefs.

The man we spoke with said, "as Christians, we're supposed to love everyone, not hate certain groups or people."

The last sentence urges flyer recipients to "Support your local Klan."

 

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