The KKK preaches white supremacy over all of the other races, and apparently also likes to keep the sides of our highways clean.
The Georgia chapter of the organization applied to sponsor a portion of Route 515 in the northern part of the state, but the application was denied by the State. “The impact of erecting a sign naming an organization which has a long-rooted history of civil disturbance would cause a significant public concern,” says Keith Golden, Georgia’s DOT director.
The clansmen claimed that they would be doing the cleanup fully robed, which according to the state which cause too much distraction to drivers. And of course, it would also mean that the state would be tied together with the openly racist group, a definite no-no in the world of politics.
Another case much like this one came up in Missouri, where the KKK fought the ruling and won, and now claim a section of road. The state of Georgia has already said that they are considering abolishing the adopt-a-highway program, as one way to deter this from happening.
If the KKK does manage a successful legal battle in Georgia, they should follow in the footsteps of Missouri, who renamed the section of the KKK adopted highway after Rosa Parks.