The Ku Klux Klan wants to take part in Georgia’s Adopt-A-Highway program by “adopting” a stretch of highway in North Georgia’s Union County, near the North Carolina border.
If the KKK’s application to adopt a one-mile stretch of Route 515 is approved, it would allow the white supremacy group to receive official state recognition for cleaning litter from the road.
According to the AJC, the Georgia Department of Transportation is reviewing the May 21 request filed by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County. The Georgia DOT are set to meet with lawyers from the state attorney general’s office to decide what to do.
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who leads the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, has called on state officials to reject the application from a “domestic terrorist group,” even if it means an expensive, lengthy legal fight.