Racism is still very much alive, but contrary to what Kanye West once said, these days they are definitely not concealing it. The Grio reports that people in Jacksonville, Florida have been finding freshly posted KKK flyers that are threatening any Black man who makes eye contact with a White woman. Don't check your calendars...it is still 2017.
"My wife came out and she saw this little rolled up piece of paper,
picked it up and read it and went to me crying saying she couldn’t
believe what she was seeing," one resident told First Coast News.
The image of the flyers above has been censored to removed mentions of the N-word and graphics/offensive imagery. In case you can't make it out, there is a drawing of a "Good Jew" with a bullet through his head, a Klansmen on horseback, a shooting range target of a Black person running, and a section that reads: "Notice to all (N-word): Any of you black apes caught ‘making eyes’ at a white girl will be beaten with bats and your mothers won’t get anymo’ bananas-That’s a promise."
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking into criminal activity, but tells First Coast News that "the distribution of literature—no matter how offensive that literature is to some—is not in and of itself a crime."
Moral of this story: if you're Black or Jewish in Florida, be careful and keep your head on a swivel!