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Virginia Leaders Concerned with Racist Fliers

Ryan Juntti
Updated: January 17, 2018 11:55 PM

VIRGINIA, Minn. - Virginia city officials are expressing concern over fliers that have been delivered to houses in Virginia that appear to support white privilege and the Ku Klux Klan. 

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There are two different fliers that have been distributed that came wrapped in a piece of plastic. One of them says in part, "White Pride Doesn't Mean Hate", while another says in part, "On Martin Luther King Day, You are celebrating a Communist Pervert."  

The one referencing Martin Luther King Day is the one Larry Cuffe, Virginia Mayor says upsets him most. He says this has no place in his town.

"This is disgusting. It's not what you say, it's when you say it, where you say it, how you say it, and what your meaning is behind it," said Cuffe, who also described the documents as "hate mail", and said they are "disparaging to Martin Luther King and the holiday itself."   

Cuffe says he was notified on Tuesday morning about someone having one of the fliers on their door.

Nevada Littlewolf, Virginia city councilor, says she started receiving calls about the fliers on Martin Luther King Day. Littlewolf grew up in Virginia.  

She says she was "disgusted" by the fliers in her community, and believes they are meant to incite fear, and recruit people to the KKK. She also says the community will become stronger because of it.

"If someone is trying to hurt someone in our community, we band together, we come together around that," said Littlewolf.

City officials do not know where the documents came from, or who delivered them, but they say they are going to conduct an investigation, and address the issue at their next city council meeting.

"For us moving forward, it's just really important that we are speaking up, that we're not remaining silent, and that we are saying 'this is not acceptable in Virginia, Minnesota,'" said Littlewolf. 


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