KKK Adopting a Highway? It's About Time

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KKKThe Ku Klux Klan is at it again. The racist group that's haunted the country for decades, effectively making it seem to folks who don't live in the South that everyone in that section of the country is a bigot, is stirring up controversy. It seems the KKK wants to adopt a highway in Georgia just like any other civic group.

You know what I say? Let 'em! Yup, you heard me. It's about time these racist jerks actually did something good for their community.

I know what you're going to say. Letting the KKK adopt a road will give them legitimacy. This will allow the scared white men who like to set fires on crosses in their hooded pajamas in the middle of the night to come out into the light as if they're welcomed.

But it's not quite that simple. The KKK has fought, and won, court battles to adopt roads in other communities before. Turning the Ku Klux Klan down could end up costing the Georgia Department of Transportation a significant amount in legal fees, and for what? So the KKK could bully them the way they have so many people in America over the years?

I'm not immune to their atrocious behavior. The Klan once burned a cross on my own great-grandmother's lawn for having the audacity to be Roman Catholic. Guess what: I was still baptized in the faith, as was my father before me. The best way to answer a bully is to refuse to let them faze you.

So I say let the KKK adopt the one-mile section of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. Make them take off their hoods and come out into the light and actually do something useful for once. And if that section of road just so happens to be the one place in town where everyone drops off their garbage, all the better. They've been littering on people's lawns for years. 

What do you think of the KKK adopting a road?

 

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Logan... LoganTroyMom

but the black panthers are legit now?

Felly... FellyScarlett

Well, I guess they DO have the right. I'll drive down that highway with a big star of david sticker on my car. :)

nonmember avatar kevobx

The world is with the star of David, and the rest are with the God of Jacob. The only highway of concern is *Isaiah 19:23

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I seem to recall a story a few years back about them trying to adopt a stretch of highway. The government organization in charge of such things tried to fight it I think but they were told they had to let the KKK adopt the highway. They let them adopt it then changed the name of the road to the Rosa Parks Highway. Oddly enough the KKK decided they didn't want to be associated with that stretch of road after that.

nonmember avatar Shani

Jeanne thank you for a great blog. I live thirty minutes from Coeur d' alene, Idaho where they had parade's every year. And every year the town would come out and scream at the KKK as the parade went through town. Finally one year they decided to shut down all business on that day and told eveyone not to show up. Turn's out the KKK needed those people screaming at them, because that was the last year they did a parade. They want you to hate them to breed the hate and the only way to win is to be the bigger person. Let them have the highway, and don't waste the money on a legal battle. And I know it sounds crazy but pray for them, and for the member's of the black panther party too. Imagine what a life full of hate must be like, I feel sorry for them.

nonmember avatar Lord K

If the Klan would just target chinese people...

kuwel... kuwelsdestiny

They should let them adopt the highway, then contact any other organizations that have adopted highways in the area and tell them to dump the trash they pick up there lol

nonmember avatar Tiffany

They did this in St. Louis and ended up never taking care of the stretch of highway. Between that and people destroying the sign, MODot revoked their adoption and renamed the stretch of highway after Rosa Parks.

ghost... ghostbaby

Sure, let them do it. That way when they come to clean it up, you can see the bastards uncloaked. The kkk just needs to go away and stop with the bullcrap. They need people to hate them and yell at them and protest. But if people ignores them, how much of an impact would they really have in this day and age anyway?

nonmember avatar Anon

@LordK - So it's unacceptable to show racism and commit violence against blacks, but perfectly permissible against Asians? That's a really despicable comment which shows that you're really no different from those ignorant clowns in the KKK!

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