KATY, Texas - An African-American man was shocked when he found a message of hate and racism on a Ku Klux Klan flier in his family's front yard.
Damian Neveaux was nearly floored when he opened a flier that had been thrown in his yard. In fact, the street in his Falcon Landing neighborhood was littered with them.
At first he thought it was nothing more than trash, until he opened it and read it.
"Thousands of illegal aliens are coming across our borders each day," the flier read. "Join the Klan today."
The flier was asking people to join the fight to protect U.S. borders and, in addition, to join the Ku Klux Klan.
Local 2 called the number listed at the bottom of the flier and received the following voice message:
"Thank you for calling the Original Knight Riders, knights of the Ku Klux Klan. We would love to tell you more about our organization."
Neveaux says he made contact with a representative when he called and told the person he, too, was genuinely concerned about border security. But the person said Neveaux would not be allowed to join.
"They said, ‘No. The only way you can become a member is if you're 100 percent Caucasian. This flier wasn't meant for you,'" Neveaux said.
Some residents found it hard to believe the fliers were meant for anyone in their suburban, upper-middle class neighborhood because it is extremely culturally diverse.
"African Americans in the corner, Hispanics right next to me, Iranians here, Jordanian Arabs here, Indian or Pakistani all over the neighborhood. So, I guess someone in the Ku Klux Klan should start doing their research before they waste paper," said Osama Salaam, neighbor.
Neveaux felt it was his duty to speak out about the flier.
"If they put this on my front lawn and I didn't say anything about it and they established a strong group out here in Katy, then I would feel like I failed the community," he said.
No one from the Ku Klux Klan returned Local 2's call. The phone number had an area code that covers parts of West Virginia and North Carolina.
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