01/25/18 — Flier promoting white supremacist group found on Isaac Drive

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Flier promoting white supremacist group found on Isaac Drive

By Joey Pitchford
Published in News on January 25, 2018 5:05 PM

An African-American family found racist literature outside their home on Isaac Drive early this week.

The flier, promoting the white supremacist group Creativity Alliance, contains messages of "white identity," and urges white people to "wake up" and "save the white race."

Creativity Alliance is a white supremacist group with anti-Semitic, anti-Christian and white separatist views, and has been designated as a neo-Nazi hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The group's website includes a list of 16 "commandments," which include not employing Jewish people or people of color, and designate "inferior colored races" as the "deadly enemies" of white people. The website uses racial slurs to refer to black people, and tells white people to "work hard to bring about a white world as soon as possible."

How widely the pamphlet may have been distributed is unknown, and the family on Isaac Drive is so far the only such confirmed incident.

Goldsboro Police Department Maj. Anthony Carmon said the GPD has not received any reports of literature being stuffed into mailboxes, which would violate United States Post Office rules.

Even if racist material was found, Carmon said the messages are legally protected under the First Amendment unless there is an explicit threat of violence.

"If they threaten violence, then you can investigate that," he said. "Otherwise, you have a right to say what you think."

Sheriff Larry Pierce said that the Sheriff's Office had not received any complaints, and echoed Carmon's statement about the authority of law enforcement to address such an issue.

"You have the right to distribute basically whatever you want, and it may offend this group or the other based on what it says," he said. "Unless there is a threat of violence there is, to my knowledge, no law being broken."

A representative from the United States Postal Service said no complaints had been lodged about racist material in mailboxes. Post Office inspectors had not reported any such incidents in Wayne County by press time.