Pa. commission responds to KKK fliers

York

Ku Klux Klan propaganda was found on cars parked outside a movie theater in West Manchester Township on Saturday. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is responding to the act.

“We wanted to be proactive and so our goal is to make sure we get into the community, that we listen, we learn, we do some fact-finding without judgment,” said Chad Dion Lassiter, executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

The commission is taking a stand against recent racial incidents in York County. The agency is lending a hand, hoping to help the community start a positive conversation about race.

“I think what we have an opportunity to do is inform individuals, through our act, that they have the right to not be discriminated against, that unlawful discrimination doesn’t have to occur,” said Lassiter.

In 2018, three race-related incidents have happened in York County.

In April, five African American women had police called on them at Grandview Golf Course for allegedly playing too slow.

In July, Chad Merrill was shot and killed outside a bar in Hellam Township after he defended a black friend against racial slurs.

The commission also is looking into those events. 

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