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Black lawmaker in Idaho receives KKK mailing from Harrison

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 10, 2012 at 2:03 p.m.

— Idaho’s only black lawmaker said she received a direct mailing from the Ku Klux Klan that has bolstered her resolve to fight prejudice.

Childhood memories of a cross burning on her lawn on Boise’s north end were rekindled for Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, when she opened a hand-addressed application last week to join the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

“It conjured up a lot of things for me that weren’t very comfortable — not fear, but sometimes we get to thinking things are settled,” she said.

The mailing solicited a photo, $35 in annual dues and asked for a completed statement proclaiming: “I am a White Christian man or woman,” The Idaho Statesman reported.

It also included a newsletter introducing the organization’s national director, Thomas Robb, but there was no personal note.

Still, Buckner-Webb doesn’t think it’s a coincidence the application was delivered to the only black member of the Idaho Legislature.

The mailing had a return address for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan offices in Harrison, the Statesman said. No one answered a phone call Tuesday from The Associated Press to the offices of the group.

“Initially, I wondered what was someone’s thought process in sending that to me. My first inclination was someone wants me to know the Klan is still around,” Buckner-Webb said.

Buckner-Webb posted a copy of the KKK application and newsletter on her Facebook page to express her surprise and start a dialogue.

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Winfield says... April 10, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.

It may not have been sent by the KKK, but by an imposter posing as a KKK member and using the KKK's address.

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