Community Calls For Boycott After Virginia Newspaper Runs A KKK Recruitment Ad On Their Front Page

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CLEVELAND, : The Grand Dragon of the Michigan Ku Klux Klan (L) addresses the crowd as another Klan member looks on during a KKK rally 21 August, 1999, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the KKK's effort to spread their message of segregation, hate and intolerance toward black gays aand Jews. Although the rally coincided with the start of the city's annual Black Family Reunion and the Cleveland Brown's first home game, the meeting, in front of a crowd of fewer than 300, remained calm with no arrests or disruptions.

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Newspaper Gets Backlash After Running Front-Page Ad For KKK

What in the Yakubian world is going on in Virginia?

The Westmoreland News is facing major backlash after they recently ran a recruitment ad for the Ku Klux Klan on its front page. This blatant advertisement is complete with disgusting statements like “Wake up White America! Stop allowing these third world savages to walk all over YOUR people!” and the telephone number to a national KKK hotline.

Black residents only make up about 15% of the town’s population–go figure–and are obviously appalled at the publication’s decision to run such an ad.

Colonial Beach resident Betty Tate Thompson said about the incident on  WTVR, “They posted the whole flyer as if they were giving them free advertising. It even had the number on flyer to contact the head of the KKK. Which I thought was totally ridiculous.”

Police Chief Danny Plott, who alerted the paper about the ads, told the station that after speaking to the editor of the paper, Brittlynn Powell, she “explained that she wanted to put it in to show people that those of us in Colonial Beach who may think there’s not racism … I think she didn’t expect for this to blow up the way it did.” Sure, seems legit….

Newsweek  has reported that there are multiple calls for boycotts on the paper’s Facebook page, saying that the story was essentially free advertising for the hate group.

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