Friday, July 14, 2000

Fliers faze few in village

Racial separatism promoted in Amberley

By Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        AMBERLEY VILLAGE — Most residents in this quiet suburb went about their business this week, ignoring fliers passed out extolling separatism.

        While police are investigating, many who received the fliers said they threw them away.

        “I read some of it and then threw it out,” said John Topits of Arborcrest Drive. “It doesn't upset me that it was passed out because this is a free country. They can pass out anything they want to. But how can they tell me to separate from blacks? I have black friends. I am not going to get rid of them because of what this flier says.”

        Mr. Topits said he was born in Hungary and has been in the United States 55 years. He is a retired electrical engineer.

        The flier headline read: “Two Nations, Not One.” The article promoted separation of blacks and whites because it said integration has not worked.

        “This isn't the first time this has happened out here,” Detective Jeff Norton said. “But we have never been able to find out who is doing it.”

        The fliers refer to the National Alliance. They give a Cincinnati post office box and a telephone number.

        The number is linked to an one-minute tape recording referring to the National Alliance, based in Hillsboro, W.Va.

        Detective Norton said many residents were upset by the literature.

        “Under the Ohio Code it cannot be defined as hate literature, but it is the kind of stuff a majority of the residents out here don't want to see.”

        Joel Ratner, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said the National Alliance is the most dangerous and sophisticated of all hate groups.

        “Those fliers are offensive and harmful,” Mr. Ratner said. “They should be thrown in the trash and ignored.”


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