White Supremicist Outrages Community With KKK-Inspired Snowmen

A man in Hayden, Idaho, is spreading hate this holiday season by building a series of racist snowmen -- carrying nooses and donning KKK hoods -- in his front yard.

According to KXLY.com, area parents were outraged about the first snowman, which appeared earlier this week, while taking their kids to school. The snowman builder, known only as Mark, lives about 100 yards from an elementary school. A resident said she was "appalled at the nerve" he has "to threaten people in our community with [his] signs of hatred," especially is a season that's supposed to be about love and hope.

After someone tried to knock down the snowman, Mark put it back up, even bigger than before. It now stands at about 10 feet tall. He removed the noose after being told that there's a statute in Idaho against hanging nooses, which could have led to a criminal complaint against him.

Mark is a self-described "white separatist" who has been known to fly offensive Aryan Nation and SS flags outside his home.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 3, 2010, 2:27am

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