KKK Denied Adopt-A-Highway Bid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has declined to accept a Ku Klux Klan group that wanted to join the state's "Adopt-A-Highway" program.

The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County applied last month to adopt part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. In a statement Tuesday, the agency says "promoting an organization with a history of inciting civil disturbance and social unrest would present a grave concern" and could "have the potential to negatively impact the quality of life" of people in the county and state.

Organizers said they wanted to preserve the area's scenic beauty, but critics balked at the move as an offensive publicity stunt.

The program enlists volunteers from groups and companies to pick up trash, and volunteers are recognized with a sign along the road they adopt.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Alabama on Jun 14, 2012 at 01:35 PM
    @La-Toya....your an idiot, what do you possibly know about the KKK. In your nightmares, are you serious. When have you ever had a nightmare about the KKK? What has the KKK ever done to you? Nothing! Your comment is ludicrous! I don't agree with their beliefs, but for someone such as you to make such an asinine statement just shows your lack of an education.
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      by La-toya on Jul 21, 2012 at 04:43 PM in reply to Anonymous
      Haint chu ever had a nightmare ? Dem folks used to grab us black folks and drag us behind cars, burn crosses in our yards, hang us for no good reason and beat us with whips. We hear about dem from our grandparents. Dey haint never dun nuthin to me but I's heard about dem tho.I writes like dis,just for your lack of education.
  • by La-toya Location: Marianna on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:03 PM
    Why not ? They are in our night mares. About as bad if not worse as the boogy man. They'd be picking up trash and keeping the highway clean. Along that stretch of highway kept up by the KKK, one would not want to have to pull over for any reason.Even white people don't want to see someone dressed up like that late at night.
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