Ku Klux Klan Wants to Participate in Georgia Adopt-a-Highway Program
If application is approved, the KKK would receive recognition for keeping a stretch of highway in Union County clean.
The application by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has generated controversy according to the AJC.
Rep. Tyrone Brooks, head of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, labeled the group a "domestic terror group" and called for the application to be rejected.
"It should be denied just as we would deny the request from any other hate group," Brooks told Fox News.
Harley Hanson, self-identified as the "exalted cyclops of the Klan’s Realm of Georgia," said his group is simply trying to be civic-minded and has threatened legal action should the application be denied.
Administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Adopt-a-Highway program enlists volunteers to clean Georgia's roadways. In return, participating companies and organizations receive recognition in the form of signs posted along the adopted stretch of roadway.
"The volunteers of the Adopt-a-Highway program serve as visible reminders to the public that we are all stewards of the land," the GDOT website states.
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