Alt-right leader lauds Ellison for favoring racial separation
The leader of a white nationalist group is celebrating Rep. Keith Ellison’s past views on race, saying the frontrunner to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee was spot-on more than two decades ago when he wrote about the separation of races.
Jared Taylor, president of American Renaissance, said in a podcast titled “We Love Keith Ellison!” posted on the group’s website that he agreed with parts of Mr. Ellison’s past writings in which he called for a black state in America.
“Who could ask for more than that?” Mr. Taylor said after reading from a column that Mr. Ellison penned as a student at the law school at the University of Minnesota under the name Keith E. Hakim in which he also called for reparations.
“The only thing I don’t care for is he would do this after they had shaken us down for probably about a million dollars a head of blacks,” Mr. Taylor said. “But in any case, once we have parted ways, that is actually the society we are asking for.”
After reading part of the column, Mr. Taylor noted that Mr. Ellison is trying to distance himself from the point he laid out.