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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:14 PM

Idaho's lone black lawmaker receives KKK mailing

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gInKib_4JQDFuc63K3lNvZFStLfQ?docId=19b2d1c28956499caa6733158770c1b7

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho's only black lawmaker said she received a direct mailing from the Ku Klux Klan that has bolstered her resolve to fight prejudice.

Childhood memories of a cross burning on her lawn on Boise's north end were rekindled for Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, when she opened a hand-addressed application last week to join the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

"It conjured up a lot of things for me that weren't very comfortable not fear, but sometimes we get to thinking things are settled," she said.

The mailing solicited a photo, $35 in annual dues and asked for a completed statement proclaiming: "I am a White Christian man or woman," The Idaho Statesman reported.

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stevedeshazer Apr 2012 OP
libodem Apr 2012 #1
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #2
muntrv Apr 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #6
stevedeshazer Apr 2012 #7
the antichristie Apr 2012 #4
stevedeshazer Apr 2012 #5

Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:17 PM

1. OMG

Thanks for posting this, Steve.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:22 PM

2. I know there's a small % of AAs there

but didn't realize there was a African-American elected official too.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:41 PM

3. Did the letter say "Dear Clayton Bigsby?" (Chappele Show)

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Response to muntrv (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:13 PM

6. Bonus points for Clayton Bigsby reference, lol! VIDEO:

&feature=related

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:07 AM

7. +1

That's funny.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:44 PM

4. it isn't just the South

 

The shit exists in all 50 states.

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Response to the antichristie (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:07 PM

5. Sad, but true. n/t

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