Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Klan Flocks To Harrison Arkansas!

Harrison is a friendly town. 

Americans Against The Tea Party (AATTP) is becoming my favorite website besides The Hinterland Post, Addicting Info and Raw Story for stuff involving the racist right.

They got this article on a city in Arkansas that's a majority White city. The KLAN is looking forward to adding new residents to the town. I wonder if Craig Cobb got the word.

The sign that greets visitors of Harrison.
Okay, Harrison, Arkansas is about 2 1/2 hours away from Little Rock. The city's racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from two or more races. 2.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There's little to no Black or African American residents in the city.

The racist right would love it.

Why don't Congressman Tom Cotton (R-AK) open two campaign offices there?

Hell get Senator Mark Pryor (D-AK) to march in their parades as their "Grand Pumba"?

Harrison is trying to disspell the notion of being the town that hates Blacks. They want to rid themselves of a resident and his followers.

Thomas Robb, national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, maintains his headquarters near Harrison in the outlying town of Zinc and uses a Harrison mailing address for the organization.
Thomas Robb, Knights Party leader and pastor
White extremist Thomas Robb lives outside of Harrison. He's determined to keep the town White and Right.
Combined with the history of the 1905 and 1909 banishment of African-Americans, this incidental connection to the KKK has given the town a negative image which it has taken active steps to combat in recent years.

 In 2013, a billboard appeared above a local sign company on the eastern edge of Harrison that read: "Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White." In response, a local radio station removed its nearby billboard, and students from North Arkansas College passed out fliers calling for a protest of the sign.

An official statement read: "the mayor’s office considers the content inflammatory, distasteful and not in line with the truth on how Harrison is a city of welcoming and tolerant citizens."

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