We might be inclined to dismiss the September 8 Fox 29 report the Ku Klux Klan is recruiting new members in Wilmington’s back yard of Newport.
But the truth of the matter is that someone from the KKK, single nut case or not, has been driving by predominately white neighborhoods throwing plastic bags with notes saying “Fight illegal immigration.”
The source of the notes claims to be “Virgil’s White Knights,” and includes two phone numbers.
According to the Fox report, residents have expressed surprise their neighborhood has been targeted by the KKK as a likely breeding ground of recruits.
But this evening, Fox 29’s six o’clock report included among its news stories an interview with a Delaware Klan member, who said though he is not interested in violence like “hanging people,” he is interested in preserving the white race and ridding the world of Jewish influence.
The man interviewed seemed to be a handicapped white man wearing the KKK garb, including a white satin mask covering his face. He would not give his name.
A Klan group in Pennsylvania is also recruiting members, a few of which have been interviewed in Klansmen costumes by news reporters from Fox 29 News.
At its peak in the mid-1920s, the Klan claimed a membership of approximately 4–5 million men. It has gone through several permutations and when consdiered dead, has been resurrected time and again.
The Klan incidents in Delaware, coupled with the recent discovery of a white cross covered in anti-black graffiti, are worrisome indicators, no matter how seemingly isolated and insignificant, of the Klan’s resurrection in Delaware.