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"adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according
to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.
The application, which would allow the white supremacy group to
receive state recognition for cleaning up a one-mile portion of
a highway, was filed by the International Keystone Knights of
the KKK on May 21.
If the Georgia Department of Transportation accepts the
application, the KKK would be responsible for cleaning litter on
a part of Georgia State Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains
near the North Carolina border.
"All we want to do is adopt a highway," said April Chambers, the
chapter's secretary. "We're not doing it for publicity. We're
doing it to keep the mountains beautiful. People throwing trash
out on the side of the road ... that ain't right."
Jill Goldberg, a Georgia DOT spokeswoman, confirmed the
application but said, "the department is deferring comment
beyond that, however, until a resolution is determined."
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DOT officials will discuss the matter Monday with
representatives from the state attorney general's office, she
Chambers told CNN she didn't know anything about that meeting
but said the group is supposed to meet with the DOT at some
point. State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, has been working
against the group's adoption application, she said.
"We're not racists," Chambers said Monday. "We just want to be
with white people. If that's a crime, then I don't know. It's
all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be
white and proud. I don't understand it."
A similar request in Missouri set off a legal battle that
stretched for years and went all the way to the U.S. Supreme
Court. A Ku Klux Klan chapter sought to adopt a portion of
Interstate 55. A federal appeals court ruled the state could not
bar the KKK from participating in the program, and the high
court declined to review the case, letting that ruling stand.
However, the Missouri Department of Transportation eventually
kicked the KKK out of the program because members were not
picking up trash as agreed, spokesman Bob Brendel said Monday.
The state also named the stretch of I-55 after civil rights
activist Rosa Parks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Georgia has been participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program
for more than 20 years. The program provides advertising for
sponsors who agree to clean a stretch of road on a sign posted
along the stretch.