Keith Ellison is in the running to be DNC Chair with support from Bernie Sanders and other high profile consious democrats.
And “shocking” news from conservative news sources have shed light on some articles written some time ago where he flirted with the idea of a seperate country for blacks, called for reparations and called the U.S. constitution the “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples.”
A man with a voice and a narrative!! Get him in that chair NOW!
Conservative News source The Daily Caller wrote:
Back in 2006, when Ellison was first entering national politics, Scott W. Johnson wrote in the Weekly Standard:
“Ellison was born Catholic in Detroit. He states that he converted to Islam as an undergraduate at Wayne State University. As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
The Washington Post also recently wrote about Ellison’s past columns, with an article published last week citing an Associated Press article about Ellison:
Around 1990, Ellison, then a University of Minnesota law student known as Keith E. Hakim, wrote several columns in the student newspaper that are getting a second look.
One column defended Farrakhan against charges of anti-Semitism; a second suggested the creation of a state for black residents. In 1995, Ellison helped organize a delegation to Farrakhan’s Million Man March in Washington.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation did some digging to find the columns written in the Minnesota Daily under the pen name “Keith E. Hakim.”
TheDCNF obtained scans of four columns written by “Hakim” as a law student. Ellison was around 26 years old at the time these columns were written and published.
Over four columns, “Hakim” advocates cash reparations paid from whites to blacks, calls the Constitution the “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples,” and proposes making a separate country for black people.
The first column, published on November 1, 1989, is titled “African-Americans are best equipped for fighting drugs.”
The piece opens up with the sentence, “Years ago, it was slavery and, more recently, the Jim Crow system. But today it appears that the rationale for black people having ‘no rights which a white man is bound to respect’ is crime.”
In the column, Ellison writes that the black community does a better job keeping drugs off the streets than the police do. The Nation of Islam is specifically mentioned and praised for having the “most notable results” in fighting drugs.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Nation of Islam as having a “bizarre theology of innate black superiority over whites.”
Ellison writes, “In Minneapolis and across the country, this black crime thing manifests itself as the War on Drugs and as police brutality. The white perceptual link between the two is simple: Drugs are out of hand; in fact, America is at War Against Drugs.”
You can read more of what they wrote here: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/26/keith-ellison-once-proposed-making-a-separate-country-for-blacks/#ixzz4RUt04y9D
Now, they address their shock at this news. BUT I think we need a man with conviction and strong ideas, one that is not afraid to address these issues head on. Even if he has softened on some things he has a past with conviction and narrative that serves minorities and has experience dealing with the government system.
What do you think?
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