Houston-area neighborhood wakes up to white supremacist flyers on cars, front doors; authorities are currently investigating
“It’s awful,” White told CNN by phone.
The title of the flyer is “2026: A Race Odyssey”. He goes on to say, “Think about it! At the current rate of decline, what will major American cities look like ten years from now?” The center of the flyer features a racist cartoon portraying African Americans in negative racial stereotypes. The flyer then provides a web address that recipients can follow.
CNN chooses not to show the flyers because they are racist and offensive in nature.
“I believe this is voter intimidation,” White said. “There’s no place for that in the city.”
February is Black History Month and the next election, the primary, in Harris County will be March 1, with early voting beginning next Monday.
White says he is withholding the name of the affected neighborhood for security reasons, but says the community is very diverse. At least four residents have received the flyers, per White, but he says some people may be afraid to come forward and report the deed. And none of the residents, he says, are willing to talk to reporters; but one of them called his office to report the incident. CAIR Houston is investigating and hopes home security cameras captured the perpetrators distributing the flyers.
White says he is working to gather more evidence to present to Harris County law enforcement and the FBI. And he hopes that elected officials denounce the racist act.
In an email to CNN, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies took an incident report from a resident, which would be forwarded to the office’s Homeland Security office for further investigation.
The FBI neither confirms nor denies that an investigation is ongoing into this incident, but sent CNN the following statement:
“The FBI Field Office in Houston is aware of the incident involving the distribution of white supremacist fliers in a northwest Harris County neighborhood and we are in regular contact with local authorities. confirm or deny an investigation. However, if during the course of the local investigation, information becomes known about a potential violation of federal civil rights, the FBI is prepared to investigate,” the statement from the FBI’s Houston field office said. at CNN.
“The FBI is the lead agency for investigating criminal violations of federal civil rights laws. In October 2021, FBI Houston launched our participation in a nationwide initiative that encourages the public to report hate crime allegations to law enforcement,” the FBI statement continued. to say.
This appears to be at least the second time the group has targeted a neighborhood with white supremacist flyers in the Houston area. Last November, Telemundo Houston, a Spanish-language network, reported that racist flyers, with the group’s logo, targeted an immigrant neighborhood. These flyers were titled: “Wake Up, White America!”
“We are concerned about a recent wave of extremist propaganda distributions in the ADL Southwest Region. The racist flyers recently found in northwest Harris County are particularly vile and disgusting and it is understandable that people who found them in their backyard be outraged and upset,” ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin said in a statement to CNN. “We applaud the good people who recognize that the message contained in the flyers is hateful and wrong. The flyers are designed to draw attention to the individuals and organizations that distribute them, and we appreciate those who reject the flyers and the message. disturbing that they contain.”
CNN’s Kacey Cherry contributed to this report.