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The Ku Klux Klan leaves a message for Southern West Virginia

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Literature left allegedly by the Ku Klux Klan, landed on the yards of Raleigh and Fayette County residents Monday afternoon.

One ended up in the yard of Mary West in Beckley who said she's no stranger to racism.

"When I read that it brought back a whole lot of memories because I have endured this all my life. Because I can still see the crosses burning in Mississippi, coming through Mississippi from the military."

Mary West

Times like these should be about coming together rather than reviving racist tactics from the past, said West.

"I am so tired of feeling like I am in the wrong society."

Mary West

WVVA attempted to contact the number associated with the literature, but there was no response.

There isn't much that can be done about KKK recruitment-efforts if it is the real thing, said Lieutenant Jason McDaniel.

"Would this be scary if you received this in your mailbox, or wherever it was? I can't tell you what you're feeling, but you know the fact of the matter is, it's not illegal."

Lieutenant McDaniel

No lives matter until black lives matter and situations like these are why they protest, said Beckley residents.

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Tiara Brown

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