The only black member of Idaho's House of Representatives, Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise, was among legislators who said this week that they received a mailing from the Ku Klux Klan's Knights Party, soliciting $35 in membership dues, a photo and commitment statement.
Buckner-Webb posted the letter on her Facebook page, calling it "something a little unsettling."
That's putting it mildly. We would add "confusing." Buckner-Webb said that in addition to the money, the letter asked her to join the KKK and to declare that she was white, not of racially mixed descent and did not date non-whites or have non-white dependents.
A representative of the Knights Party, which declares on its website that its primary goal is to stop "white genocide," says the black politician was not the intended recipient of a membership application. Thomas Robb explained that the materials are easily duplicated, and sometimes people send them out "because they think it's funny." He told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that his group doesn't have time for such pranks.
We're guessing Rep. Buckner-Webb doesn't, either.
Read more at KTVB News.