KKK billboard brings more national publicity to Harrison | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

KKK billboard brings more national publicity to Harrison

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KLAN WORK: Racists are chortling about new racial messaging in Harrison. - HARRISONAR.NET
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The new Harrison billboard backed by the Ku Klux Klan is getting the national attention the KKK hoped for and the friendlier souls of Harrison, such as a Task Force on Race Relations, hoped vainly wouldn't happen.

Here's a Southern Poverty Law Center article in Salon, which quotes Klansman Thom Robb about his happiness at stirring the racial pot again:

Thomas Robb, the longtime leader of the Knights Party, one of the longer-lived KKK organizations in the country, chortled on the white nationalist Web forum, Stormfront. The new sign proclaims, “It’s NOT Racist to [HEART] Your People.” Below those words is a website address that links to KKKRadio.

Billy Roper, a former neo-Nazi-turned-Klansman, wrote on Stormfront Monday that “the Anti-White elites were celebrating the fact that the previous two billboards were removed in town.” “Haven’t they heard,” he added, “that you can’t keep a good Klan down?”

The Knights Party, also known as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, has long been associated with Harrison, primarily because it uses a Harrison mailing address, although its headquarters is actually 15 miles outside of the city of 13,000 residents.

In his Stormfront posts about the new sign, Robb said he wanted the Task Force “to celebrate and do their Hi-Fives” about the racially charged signs coming down before hitting them with the new billboard. “We could have put the billboards up the next day,” he smirked, “but it is more fun to allow them to be puffed up and then prick their bubble.”

He added that he is looking to put up another sign on Interstate 40 in Russellville, near Arkansas Tech. “I already have the OK from the billboard company,” Robb wrote, “but we need a little of this stuff $$. Anyone want to help?”


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