Apparently, the holiday season is an ideal time for hate groups to recruit.
Plastic bags containing fliers for the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan promoting a "neighborhood watch" were found in the neighborhood between Harlem and Oak Park avenues, south of Hickory Street. In some cases, the bags contained pebbles, marbles and/or candy canes.
Ku Klux Klan Recruiting in Oak Forest?
A Patch reader saw the fliers Sunday, Dec. 22, while jogging in the 17500 block of 70th Court. Patch also found a flier Monday, Dec. 23, on Sayre Avenue, just north of 176th Street.
The flier states the following:
"You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake! Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today!"
A phone number and website for the group also is listed.
KKK Leader Says Group Recruiting in New Lenox With Great Success
Similar Klan fliers have been distributed in Oak Forest and
New Lenox over the past few months. Those materials were posted by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Both organizations are listed as
active Klan groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights nonprofit that monitors hate groups throughout the country.
YOUR TURN: Have you seen the Ku Klux Klan fliers in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments section.