After weeks of deliberating about how to respond to a KKK chapter's application to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program, Georgia's Department of Transportation announced last night that it had chosen "Lengthy Legal Battle" from its menu of unsavory options:
A Ku Klux Klan chapter's request to "adopt" a stretch of road in Georgia was rejected by state authorities on Tuesday, setting up a possible court fight over the right of the white supremacist group to participate in the highway clean-up program...
"The impact of erecting a road sign naming an organization which has a long rooted history of civil disturbance would cause a significant public concern," the Georgia Department of Transportation wrote the Klan chapter. "Impacts include safety of the travelling public, potential social unrest, driver distraction or interference with the flow of traffic."
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