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White nationalist pamphlets left cars in Fargo

One of the white nationalist pamphlets found on the windshield of a truck near the NDSU Newman Center on Thursday, March 7. WDAY photo
FARGO — Some Fargo residents were greeted by an unwelcome surprise on their windshields Thursday morning, March 7: pamphlets that appeared to be from local members of a national group of white supremacists.

Captioned "all hate crimes are hoaxes," the black-and-white pamphlets show a group of prominent black and liberal media figures. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a presidential candidate, is among those shown on the pamphlet, as well as Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar, co-host on the View.

Residents of the Roosevelt neighborhood, near North Dakota State University, said it isn't the first time the neighborhood has seen similar racially-charged messages left on cars.

Front and center on one pamphlet is what appears to be former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett next to a noose wearing a T-shirt with the Clorox bleach logo, a possible reference to recent allegations that the actor staged a racist attack on himself in January.

The foot of the pamphlet says it is from a local book club linked to The Daily Stormer, a website and forum known for holocaust denial, neo-Nazi and white supremacist views recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate website.