SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Rice with a side of racism – it’s what homeowners in the Colonial Hills subdivision in Southaven say was on the menu Monday morning when they woke up to find bags of rice with Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in their driveways.
The flyers invited recipients to join the Loyal White Knights Neighborhood Watch and even provided links to a KKK website.
“Something like this doesn’t need to be happening anymore,” said Matthew McClanahan, one of the homeowners who received the flyers.
McClanahan said several of his neighbors living up and down Cherry Valley Boulevard also received the flyers, which read, “the law abiding citizens of your community can sleep in peace knowing the Klan is awake.”
“Really there ain’t no easy sleep going on with this stuff going around,” said McClanahan.
Kenneth Slagle, who lives blocks away, said he hadn’t seen the flyers until WREG showed him.
He wonders who would do such a thing.
“Everybody gets along in this neighborhood. I haven’t seen one single fight since I’ve been here,” said Slagle.
Meanwhile, homeowners with the real Colonial Hills Neighborhood Watch said they’ll be keeping an eye out for the Klan.
“We’ve got cameras, a lot of people have got cameras, so if anything comes up, we should be able to find out about it,” said Ronnie Hale, with the neighborhood watch.
The Southaven Police Chief told WREG these flyers are distributed about once a year and said it’s likely just someone trying to get attention.
The number listed on the flyers has a North Carolina area code.
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