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Overheard on CNN.com: Reader 'feeling a bit dirty' for agreeing with KKK on litter pickup
June 12th, 2012
08:14 AM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Reader 'feeling a bit dirty' for agreeing with KKK on litter pickup

Editor's note: This post is part of the Overheard on CNN.com series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community.

You've probably seen those highway adoption signs emblazoned with the names of various local organizations. A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan wants to adopt a one-mile stretch of Georgia State Route 515. The group is applying to receive state recognition for cleaning up litter in the Appalachian Mountains near the North Carolina border. The Georgia DOT is considering the matter, as are many of our readers.

KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highway

Some readers said the KKK just might have something there.

Techsupp0rt: "Agreeing with the KKK kinda leaves me feeling a bit dirty. They've got a point. If other racist organizations can do it, they should be able to as well. Treat all racists equally. You do gotta pick up the trash though."

This person would beg to differ.

Clabdurch:
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"Dear KKK,
Thank your for your inquiry, but no, you KKKan't have it.
Signed,
The Southerners that are not proud of you."

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  1. mat

    When the Klan wants to pick up trash freely they are denied. Blacks are forced to do it in state buses. Community service. They even let them do it to pay for their fines sometimes. I bet the Klan would do a more through job.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. mat

    Let the people who stopped them go pick up that trash.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jorge

    If I had the power to go back in history and do one thing unhindered, I'd step up to whomever came up with the idea that indenturing people in the Americas as slaves would be a good thing, and beat the living sh.. out of him with a horse whip. I could spend all day reminiscing my history lessons from both continents and writing down how this has created all kinds of mindsets in the New World that have hindered North and South America's social, political and economic progress to this day.

    June 13, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      Youll have to beat up the entire persian empire for inventing it. Remember the first slaves brought by the spaniard christopher columbus were white.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jorge

    Why don't they pick up all the garbage of racial tension, discrimination and good-ol' boy cliqueism that has been left behind after the race-hate party that they championed in this country for so many years? Because of it, most whites don't trust blacks, most blacks don't trust whites, all other groups are caught in the middle of this B.S. and the whole country suffers for it.

    June 13, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Loyal Northern Democrat

    It must be remembered that the KKK was formed by Democrats to combat the Republicans who flooded the south after the war. Most KKK members continue to be part of the great Democratic Party.

    June 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sinead

      No, trust me, they are not Democrats. Are you trying to tell me that you think the KKK all voted for Obama?

      I really need to stop reading CNN comments.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • mat

      They are as much democrats as catholic preists who molest children are christian.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Look up "Realignment Elections" and "Southern Strategy" and spend the rest of your life being a little less wrong

      June 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Huh?

    No, thanks, I don't want to see garbage picked up only to be replaced with hanged nooses and burning crosses. Compared to that, leave the garbage.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • mat

      The garbage comes form the blacks. You ever been there?

      June 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. malissa

    We r not affiliated with WASP,,,,, thats where the problem is, Everyone wants to lump toghter all white supermist groups, We r not nazi's and we r not National Socialist ...u people need a history lesson

    June 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      History lesson...such as the kkk used to be a good organization, the black confederates were freemen defending their land, and the south (especially SC) had black slave owners that owned euros. I do know history. Now put that flag down unless youre protesting taxes or real estate/land seizure by the fed because you and i both know they are the real reason for the civil war. Heres euro american males problem.....you can not band together properly...you even said it yourself. O and btw...im black

      June 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • raceisamyth

        O and so you know in reality...your skin isnt white...take a close look....closer.....bingo

        June 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raceisamyth

    I wish these idiots would stop carrying the confederate battle flag. Makes me livid the way they ruin the image of that flag.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steven

    Compared with the history of Christians in general the KKK is a very gentle, peace-loving organization. It is a shame Christians are misrepresenting themselves and lying to their children. The KKK request should be allowed.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      The kkk are christians. Bad ones. Wasp mean white anglo saxon protestant.

      June 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • raceisamyth

      Steven you want to talk about a group with a dark past....try the persian empire, USSR or the Huns before you mention christians.

      June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • raceisamyth

        Steven is muslim...muslims came from the bloodline of Ishmael, son of Abraham, from the bible and the Torah. Read another book besides the quran and you may just learn something about IS-RA-EL.

        June 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • mat

      The only thing i can think of athesist brought us was the BOMB.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • raceisamyth

        Atheists actually believe in God for the most part, but wont admit it. If they didnt, they wouldnt try so hard to disprove God and creationism.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |