Some Dillard University students and alumni along with many other Louisiana residents are upset that former KKK grand wizard, David Dukes was allowed to speak at a senatorial debate at a historically Black college. Protests took place outside.
“As a former HBCU student, its a travesty that a well known former/current klansman would be allowed to step Foot on a HBCU campus much less in a political, nationally publicized forum,” Q93.3’s DJ Wild Wayne shared in a statement to us after we noticed a post he made in disgust of the situation. He went on to say, “That’s disrespectful to the founders, alumni, staff and students of DU! The forum organizers either 1. Didn’t give a damn or 2. Did it intentionally to antagonize the aforementioned DU members, A.A.’s or BLM’s. Dr. Kimbrough summed it up in his tweet, it was a great photo OP for mass media’s narrative of division.”
The debate was hosted by Raycom Media, and Dillard University says they did not know who would be attending the debate when they allowed the room to be rented. The debate was not open to the public and even the press had to watch from a side room.
“It is time we stand up now. We’re getting outnumbered and outvoted in our own nation,” reports say Duke said as protestors chanted, “No Duke, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A.”
Duke has served one term as a Republican Louisiana State Representative and unsuccessfully ran for the Louisiana State Senate, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Governor of Louisiana.