“No f**ks were given” in this flyer geared toward the Ku Klux Klan’s San Francisco presence. Actually, several were literally given. You can read it below.
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With all the recent racial tensions that have risen, Ku Klux Klan members have been spreading the word about their presence in many neighborhoods across the United States.
Well, it seems that some San Francisco communities aren’t having it.
— DefesaNet (@DefesaNet) January 4, 2016
Are these communities predominantly black? No. They’re white, as mentions the flyer’s creator — “The Loyal White Lady Ally of the Haight.”
The Haight refers to Upper Haight, a particular sector of San Francisco.
In the letter-based flyer, “Lady Ally” announces her presence in defense of black Americans.
However, to get to the meat of the Ku Klux Klan notice, Lady Ally’s flyer reads as follows.
“Dear Ku Klux Klan,
“Get the entire f**k out of our neighborhood. How dare you come to the Haight and attempt to recruit our residents. We stand for peace and justice and have since the 60s, while you were lynching people of color.
“We love our black citizens and will protect them at all costs. Nobody wants to join your pathetic hate group so you can keep your bedsheets and racism to yourself.
“Have several seats. Please have several seats before it’s too late.”
This San Francisco native also listed other helpful information to help any yet-confused Ku Klux Klan members get a clearer picture.
— Murielle DESMOULINS (@MDESMOULINS) April 13, 2014
As concerns the Ku Klux Klan, the woman included a website that recruiters could visit. In URL form, the link states, “We love black people, so go f**k yourself.”
Of course, the website is fake but only used as elaboration for her efforts.
Likewise, the phone number which Lady Ally includes reads, “1-800-F**-*YOU.”
“[I] will beat your sorry a** if I catch you in my neighborhood distributing hate flyers,” says the Loyal White Lady Ally of the Haight.
While Lady Ally advised Ku Klux Klan members not to distribute their flyers in this particular San Francisco neighborhood, she does recommend that they donate to the homeless in the area.
According to Hoodline, the source mentions that the city’s police captain, John Sanford, said that there’s no concern about the Ku Klux Klan‘s presence, unless they’re discussing the possibility of committing a crime.
— Dissidência & Pax (@OpenerMedia) November 19, 2014
Captain Sanford states that the Ku Klux Klan is protected under the First Amendment.
“If someone decides that they want to recruit for the KKK, they have the right to do that… [but] if this group is coming together and talking about [committing] a crime or doing something illegal, then that is something we wold be concerned about.”
This flyer, as well as the Loyal White Lady Ally of the Haights, has received much criticism. Many people agree with her. However, there are a few who feel that she should show her face.
As you could probably presume, these are also the people who disagree with Lady Ally’s thoughts about the Ku Klux Klan’s presence in San Francisco.
Many of the source’s commentators appear to be confused about the phrase, “Have several seats.”
Some have asked about its meaning, whether it’s “a cultural thing,” as well as why she used that phrase, specifically.
“It means get your a** somewhere and sit down with that BS,” as “Morgan” from the article’s comment section briefly explains.
The Loyal White Lady Ally of the Haights’ anti-Ku Klux Klan flyer demonstrates support for both Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter initiatives.
Lady Ally shows that black lives within the Haights do matter to her. And, as an announcement of her stance on the Ku Klux Klan showcasing their presence in the neighborhood, it shows that all lives are equally as important, regardless of ethnicity.
According to San Francisco Gate, a KKK official confirmed that the flyers the woman mentioned were real, and they are recruiting.
So, with that said, what do you think about this San Francisco woman’s Ku Klux Klan letter? Do you agree with the things she expressed on the flyer? Should the KKK “have several seats”?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
[Photo by John Bazemore/AP Images]