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Woman With Ties to White Supremacists Represents School for Blacks and Hispanics

By Lomin Saay­man


A Flori­da woman who has been mar­ried to both the for­mer head of the Ku Klux Klan and the cre­ator of a noto­ri­ous white suprema­cist Web site is work­ing as a spokes­woman for a school that aims to lift under­priv­i­leged black and His­pan­ic chil­dren out of pover­ty.

An exec­u­tive with an orga­ni­za­tion that tracks hate groups calls the employ­ment of the woman, Chloe Black, an “unten­able posi­tion” and “unbe­liev­able.”

Black, the ex-wife of for­mer KKK leader David Duke, is now mar­ried to Don Black, the cre­ator of the white-pow­er hate site Storm­front. Chloe Black is cur­rent­ly employed as an exec­u­tive assis­tant at Flori­da Crys­tals, a sug­ar con­glom­er­ate whose own­ers, the Fan­jul broth­ers, have donat­ed hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars to help build a new cam­pus for Glades Acad­e­my.

Glades is a char­ter school for the chil­dren of African-Amer­i­can and migrant work­ers in Paho­kee, a rur­al town in Palm Beach Coun­ty. Bil­lion­aire Jose “Pepe” Fan­jul’s wife, Emil­ia, is chair­man of the board of Glades Acad­e­my, and she hired Black to help pro­mote the school.

Reports sug­gest that Black­’s salary from the school may be going to sup­port her hus­band’s activ­i­ties on the hate site, as Don Black has had no clear source of income for some time.

Don Black, in an online appeal for con­tri­bu­tions to his hate site, wrote that he does not receive a salary from the site. “Storm­front is an online com­mu­ni­ty of White activists,” he wrote. “It’s not a busi­ness, no one receives a salary, and our work is sup­port­ed by vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tions.”

Accord­ing to the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter, an Alaba­ma-based non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that tracks hate groups, Don Black has not had a reg­u­lar job for “years and years,” though the SPLC could not prove that Chloe Black’s salary from Flori­da Crys­tals was going to sup­port Storm­front.

When con­tact­ed by FOXNews.com, Chloe Black refused to dis­cuss the alle­ga­tions or her role in Glades Acad­e­my. She told the New York Post ear­li­er this month that she hasn’t been involved with the white suprema­cy move­ment “in 30 years.”

But the SPLC, which has fol­lowed the Blacks as prin­ci­pal lead­ers of the white suprema­cist move­ment for decades, said that is not true.

Mark Potok, the SPLC’s intel­li­gence project direc­tor, said Black in June attend­ed a key con­fer­ence of the Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens, a group that says on its Web site that it oppos­es “all efforts to mix the races of mankind” and once described black peo­ple as “a ret­ro­grade species of human­i­ty.”

“The SPLC’s role is not to make demands of the Fan­juls. But they have put as a front woman on this very wor­thy phil­an­thropic project a woman who rep­re­sents every­thing that is anti­thet­i­cal to this project. This is an unten­able posi­tion. She is not mere­ly a woman who mar­ried white suprema­cist lead­ers; she has active­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in white suprema­cist func­tions,” Potok said.

Potok said he found Black’s involve­ment with Glades Acad­e­my “unbe­liev­able.”

There is no indi­ca­tion that the Fan­juls or Flori­da Crys­tals were aware of Chloe Black’s right-wing sym­pa­thies when she was appoint­ed to speak on behalf of Glades Acad­e­my.

Gas­ton Can­tens, Flori­da Crys­tals’ vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate rela­tions, did not respond to repeat­ed requests by FOXNews.com for com­ment but has been quot­ed as say­ing that the com­pa­ny does not “com­ment on the pri­vate lives of our employ­ees.”

But a cur­so­ry look at Black­’s resume would have revealed her con­nec­tions to the Knights of the KKK and the Nation­al Par­ty.

In 1972 the then Chloe Hardin mar­ried David Duke, for­mer Grand Wiz­ard of the Knights of the KKK who is described as a neo-Nazi by his crit­ics. They divorced in 1984 but are report­ed­ly still friend­ly and speak reg­u­lar­ly. Black is the moth­er of Duke’s two daugh­ters.

Four years lat­er she mar­ried Don Black, Duke’s best friend and an ex-Klans­man him­self. Black is the founder and web­mas­ter of Storm­front, the pre­mier online loca­tion for white suprema­cists in the U.S. and Europe.

“Don Black and David Duke are not light­weight nation­al­ists,” Potok said. “They are rabid white sep­a­ratists. Duke is bet­ter described as a neo-Nazi more than any­thing else.”

The Black fam­i­ly res­i­dence in West Palm Beach has been reg­is­tered in Chloe Black’s name since the year she sep­a­rat­ed from Duke.

Accord­ing to the SPLC, 32 per­cent of Paho­kee res­i­dents live in pover­ty. The Glades Acad­e­my project aims not only to edu­cate the chil­dren in the area, but encour­age grad­u­ates to give back to the com­mu­ni­ty.


8 comments for “Woman With Ties to White Supremacists Represents School for Blacks and Hispanics”

  1. Flori­da’s pol­i­tics nev­er ceas­es to amaze:

    Allen West Says He Was in a “White Suprema­cist Motor­cy­cle Gang”
    By Matthew Hend­ley Tue., Nov. 8 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Remem­ber that attack on Rep. Allen West stat­ing that he’d been in sort of a motor­cy­cle “gang” that did­n’t care too much for non­white peo­ple?

    Well, it’s true, West appar­ent­ly admits — 13 months after NBC Night­ly News ran a seg­ment detail­ing his ties to the gang and after the con­gress­man denied it on mul­ti­ple occa­sions through­out that time.

    West changed his sto­ry Fri­day on a North Dako­ta-based radio talk show host­ed by Scott Hen­nen in response to a ques­tion ask­ing whether pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Her­man Cain is being attacked because he’s a black con­ser­v­a­tive.

    Scott Hen­nen: Is it an attack on a black con­ser­v­a­tive because he’s a black con­ser­v­a­tive?

    Con­gress­man West: “Oh come on, I mean you know I was the only black mem­ber of a white suprema­cist motor­cy­cle gang, so lib­er­als and there are cer­tain oth­ers I would say even with­in our par­ty that are not com­fort­able with strong black con­ser­v­a­tive voic­es, and I would say there are peo­ple that feel very threat­ened by that because we do stand on prin­ci­ple. We are some­one or enti­ties that are out of the main­stream, if you want to call it that, so lib­er­als are def­i­nite­ly going to come at you. But I think you also have this inner fight with­in our pri­ma­ry can­di­dates for that piece of the pie that they want to have.”

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | November 14, 2011, 8:27 pm
  2. @Pterrafractyl: I saw that on Demo­c­ra­t­ic Under­ground, btw.......what was he think­ing? :O

    Posted by Steven l. | November 14, 2011, 9:26 pm
  3. @Steven L.: I’m guess­ing his rea­son­ing went as far as
    “I bet this audi­ence will think I’m cool if I talk about my bik­er days. Oh yeah they will...vrooom vroom vrooooom!”.

    Use­ful idio­cy is a dou­ble edged sword.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | November 15, 2011, 9:55 am
  4. Just FYI, if you’re a far-right politi­cian that would like to get the pub­lic to sud­den­ly for­get that you were pho­tographed look­ing all chum­my with neo-Nazis this isn’t how to do it:

    The Star
    Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scan­dal
    A video that appears to show Toronto’s may­or smok­ing crack is being shopped around by a group of Soma­li men involved in the drug trade.

    By: Robyn Doolit­tle and Kevin Dono­van Staff Reporters, Pub­lished on Thu May 16 2013

    A cell­phone video that appears to show May­or Rob Ford smok­ing crack cocaine is being shopped around Toron­to by a group of Soma­li men involved in the drug trade.

    Two Toron­to Star reporters have viewed the video three times. It appears to show Ford in a room, sit­ting in a chair, wear­ing a white shirt, top but­tons open, inhal­ing from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is inco­her­ent, trad­ing jibes with an off-cam­era speak­er who goads the clear­ly impaired may­or by rais­ing top­ics includ­ing Lib­er­al Leader Justin Trudeau and the Don Bosco high school foot­ball team Ford coach­es.

    “I’m f—ing right-wing,” Ford appears to mut­ter at one point. “Every­one expects me to be right-wing. I’m just sup­posed to be this great.…” and his voice trails off. At anoth­er point he is heard call­ing Trudeau a “fag.” Lat­er in the 90-sec­ond video he is asked about the foot­ball team and he appears to say (though he is mum­bling), “they are just f—ing minori­ties.”

    The Star had no way to ver­i­fy the authen­tic­i­ty of the video, which appears to clear­ly show Ford in a well-lit room. The Star was told the video was shot dur­ing the past win­ter at a house south of Dixon Rd. and Kipling Avenue. What fol­lows is an account based on what both reporters viewed on the video screen. Attempts to reach the may­or and mem­bers of his staff to get com­ment on this sto­ry were unsuc­cess­ful.


    In case you were curi­ous, the may­or of Toron­to is no longer coach­ing those “f—ing minori­ties” at the local Catholic school.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | May 22, 2013, 1:02 pm
  5. FIAT LUX?
    *Adten­dite a fal­sis lucem!


    Activist Son of Key Racist Leader Renounces White Nation­al­ism

    Mark Potok on July 17, 2013,
    Post­ed in Extrem­ist Pro­pa­gan­da, White Nation­al­ism

    Derek Black, son of the for­mer Alaba­ma Klan leader who now runs the largest racist Web forum in the world, has renounced white nation­al­ism, say­ing that he has been through “a grad­ual awak­en­ing process” and apol­o­giz­ing for his past activism.

    In an E‑mail (pdf) to the edi­tor of this blog ear­li­er this week, Black, 24, wrote that he had come to see the argu­ments of white nation­al­ism as “prin­ci­pal­ly flawed,” adding that he had real­ized that Amer­i­can soci­ety is marked by an “over­whelm­ing dis­par­i­ty between white pow­er and that of every­one else” and that white nation­al­ism was real­ly about “an entrenched desire to pre­serve white pow­er at the expense of oth­ers.”

    “Advo­cat­ing for white nation­al­ism means that we are opposed to minor­i­ty attempts to ele­vate them­selves to a posi­tion equal to our own,” wrote Black, who recent­ly fin­ished his third year at the elite New Col­lege of Flori­da. “It is an advo­ca­cy that I can­not sup­port, hav­ing grown past my bub­ble, talked to the peo­ple I affect­ed, read more wide­ly, and real­ized the nec­es­sary impact my actions had on peo­ple I nev­er want­ed to harm.”

    It was a remark­able state­ment for Black, whose father, Don Black, once served time in prison for plot­ting a racist inva­sion of a small Caribbean nation and found­ed and still runs Storm­front, a white suprema­cist Web forum. The younger Black was raised in the racist move­ment, had by age 12 cre­at­ed a racist children’s page on his father’s web­site, and until recent­ly host­ed a radio show fea­tur­ing racist guests.

    But it was also the lat­est step in a fair­ly clear evo­lu­tion.
    Already, at the ten­der age of 9, Derek Black was attend­ing racist events like this Nov. 7, 1998, gath­er­ing in Jack­son, Miss., of the white nation­al­ist Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens (CCC), a group that has described black peo­ple as a “ret­ro­grade species of human­i­ty.” He is pic­tured here with then-Mis­sis­sip­pi Gov. Kirk Fordice, one of few politi­cians who was then still will­ing to be seen at CCC events.

    Last Novem­ber, Derek Black post­ed a state­ment on a stu­dents-only forum at his col­lege in which he explic­it­ly said he was not a white suprema­cist, a neo-Nazi or a Klans­man, and reveal­ing that he had some unex­pect­ed views, such as sup­port for same-sex mar­riage, envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tion, and legal abor­tion. But he also said in the state­ment, which was made pub­lic on this blog in Decem­ber, that he was not renounc­ing white nation­al­ism and did not see it as incom­pat­i­ble with his oth­er views.

    In his E‑mail this week, Black said that he was already mov­ing away from white nation­al­ism at the time, but that “I was not pre­pared to risk dri­ving any wedge” into his rela­tion­ship with his fam­i­ly, “whom I respect great­ly, par­tic­u­lar­ly my father.” But, he added, “After a great deal of thought since then, I have resolved that it is in the best inter­ests of every­one involved, direct­ly or indi­rect­ly, to be hon­est about my slow but steady dis­af­fil­i­a­tion from white nation­al­ism.” He described him­self as hav­ing spent “the past few years … dis­en­tan­gling myself from white nation­al­ism,” and added that he had closed down his radio show per­ma­nent­ly this Jan­u­ary. He said that he had not post­ed at all on Storm­front this year, and only once in 2012. He said he did attend a Storm­front con­fer­ence in 2012, but would not do so again this year.

    Black also direct­ly con­front­ed some of the main argu­ments of white nation­al­ism, such as the idea that whites are being vic­tim­ized by non-white immi­gra­tion, mixed-race mar­riages and affir­ma­tive action — what amounts, in the argu­ments of white nation­al­ists, to “geno­cide” aimed at destroy­ing the white race. He also ridiculed many white nation­al­ists’ “par­tic­u­lar­ly bizarre” hatred of Jews.

    “I now con­sid­er this belief sys­tem prin­ci­pal­ly flawed,” he said. “Most argu­ments that racial equi­ty pro­grams dis­ad­van­tage whites who would oth­er­wise be hired or accept­ed to aca­d­e­m­ic pro­grams mask under­ly­ing anx­i­eties about the growth of non-white social sta­tus. It is impos­si­ble to argue ratio­nal­ly that in our soci­ety, with its over­whelm­ing dis­par­i­ty between white pow­er and that of every­one else, racial equi­ty pro­grams intend­ed to affect the deep-root­ed sit­u­a­tion rep­re­sent oppres­sion of whites.” Indeed, Black added, “The advance­ment of minori­ties in the US is not insignif­i­cant, but has not end­ed (let alone reversed) their cir­cum­stances.”

    Black was explic­it­ly apolo­getic. “I acknowl­edge that things I have said as well as my actions have been harm­ful to peo­ple of col­or, peo­ple of Jew­ish descent, activists striv­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ty and fair­ness for all, and oth­ers affect­ed.”

    “I can’t sup­port a move­ment that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomev­er I wish or that oth­er people’s races requires me to think about them in a cer­tain way or be sus­pi­cious of their advance­ments,” Black wrote toward the end of his four-page state­ment. “Minori­ties must have the abil­i­ty to rise to posi­tions of pow­er, and many sup­posed ‘race’ issues are in fact issues of struc­tur­al oppres­sion, poor edu­ca­tion­al prospects, and lim­it­ed oppor­tu­ni­ty. The dif­fer­ences I thought I observed didn’t go near­ly as deeply as I imag­ined. I believe we can move beyond the sort of mind-bog­gling empha­sis white nation­al­ism puts on main­tain­ing an oppres­sive, exclu­sive sense of iden­ti­ty — oppres­sive for oth­ers and sti­fling for our soci­ety.”


    Per­haps this is all true and good?
    Or a born and bred racist now attends an ‘elite’ col­lege and ups his skills in rhetoric? Time will tell. So will actions.

    (One won­ders how this rhetoric plays to Ma an Pa and ‘Uncle’ plas­tic face?)

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    Posted by participo | July 29, 2013, 3:33 pm
  6. If any­one in Jef­fer­son Coun­ty, Col­orado was inclined run for con­gress this year but missed the pri­ma­ry sea­son there might be an open­ing...

    GOP can­di­date with ties to white suprema­cy group drop­ping out of race
    By Lynn Bar­tels
    The Den­ver Post
    Post­ed: 03/27/2014 07:36:38 AM MDT

    A Lake­wood Repub­li­can on Thurs­day said he is drop­ping his can­di­da­cy for the state House after pub­lic­i­ty about his arrest record and ties to white-suprema­cy move­ments made him a tar­get for Democ­rats and mem­bers of his own par­ty.

    Nate Mar­shal­l’s deci­sion to drop out of the race came five days after his nom­i­na­tion at the Jef­fer­son Coun­ty Repub­li­can assem­bly, and one day after The Den­ver Post pub­li­cized infor­ma­tion about his back­ground.

    “I did­n’t think things all the way through,” Mar­shall told The Post Thurs­day after­noon.

    The 42-year-old con­struc­tion man­ag­er said he isn’t media savvy, and he thought he would have time to explain his arrest record on his cam­paign web site and also go through and clean up some of the things he had post­ed on the Inter­net.

    He made deroga­to­ry com­ments about Mus­lims, gays and mem­bers of Occu­py Den­ver.

    On one video involv­ing Den­ver police and Occu­py Den­ver, he wrote that Den­ver Police had “every right to shoot these scum­bags.” On anoth­er video shot in Love­land, he wrote that the so-called 99 per­cent were noth­ing but “lowlife une­d­u­cat­ed scum.”

    “I was­n’t hat­ing on any­body,” Mar­shall said Thurs­day

    He said many of his post­ings stemmed from his frus­tra­tion with cur­rent events. He referred to a court case where a Col­orado judge deter­mined that a Lake­wood bak­ery unlaw­ful­ly dis­crim­i­nat­ed against a gay cou­ple by refus­ing to sell them a wed­ding cake.

    Mar­shall said he decid­ed to run for the seat now held by Rep. Max Tyler, D‑Lakewood, after learn­ing at his precinct cau­cus on March 4 his par­ty did­n’t have a can­di­date. He received the par­ty’s nom­i­na­tion at the Jef­f­co GOP assem­bly, but that was before his record became pub­lic.

    “Nate Mar­shall does not reflect the val­ues of the Repub­li­can Par­ty. We strong­ly oppose his con­tin­ued can­di­da­cy and demand he end his cam­paign,” Bill Tuck­er, chair­man of the Jef­f­co GOP, said Thurs­day in a news release.

    “The val­ues of the Repub­li­can Par­ty — fam­i­ly, com­mu­ni­ty, care and tol­er­ance — are not com­pat­i­ble with Mar­shal­l’s views, and we con­demn the hate­ful words and actions asso­ci­at­ed with him.”

    The first calls for Mar­shall to step down were made on Face­book after The Den­ver Post on Wednes­day point­ed out Mar­shal­l’s arrest fol­low­ing a police inves­ti­ga­tion of a Craigslist rental scam. He paid resti­tu­tion to the vic­tim, and the charge was dropped.

    The Post also pro­vid­ed a link about Mar­shall and white suprema­cy activ­i­ty. A group called Rocky Moun­tain Antifas­cists, which tracks neo-Nazi and white suprema­cist activ­i­ty, not­ed that Mar­shall had formed an online polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion called The Aryan Storm and was recruit­ing mem­bers.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | March 27, 2014, 2:15 pm
  7. White bean suprema­cists rejoice: there’s a GOP “bean feed” fundrais­er com­ing up and you’re invit­ed. White suprema­cists, on the oth­er hand, are total­ly not invit­ed. Appar­ent­ly:

    TPM Livewire
    Okla­homa Gov. Will Skip Local GOP Fundrais­er With KKK Dis­cus­sion

    By Caitlin Mac­Neal
    August 6, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

    Okla­homa Gov. Mary Fallin ® will not go to a local Repub­li­can Par­ty fundrais­er after the par­ty dis­trib­uted fly­ers adver­tis­ing a Ku Klux Klan dis­cus­sion at the event, Busi­ness Insid­er report­ed on Wednes­day.

    In the fly­ers, the Garvin Coun­ty Repub­li­cans pro­mot­ed a chat about “some things that you may not know” about the KKK. One of the even­t’s orga­niz­ers said that the dis­cus­sion would be focused on how some Democ­rats can be tied to the Klan and said that the event was not “con­nect­ed” to the KKK, accord­ing to Busi­ness Insid­er.

    The fly­er adver­tised that Fallin would speak at the “GOP Bean Feed” event, but a spokesman for the gov­er­nor, Alex Weintz, told Busi­ness Insid­er that Fallin declined to attend the fundrais­er.

    “They had invit­ed her to go, we had said we would look to put it on her sched­ule. She is not going,” Weintz said.


    “All I can tell you is she is not going and cer­tain­ly that fly­er was not some­thing that is run by our office,” Weintz told Busi­ness Insid­er. “The gov­er­nor was nev­er going to speak about any of those top­ics. Her plan was always to speak about her re-elec­tion cam­paign and her goals for the state.”

    Allie Bur­gin, the Garvin Coun­ty GOP chair­man, told Busi­ness Insid­er that the fly­er was “tak­en out of con­text.”

    “It kind of caused a firestorm because KKK was men­tioned in there and it had peo­ple think­ing that was a recruit­ing tool or some­thing we were sign­ing on to,” he said. “The infor­ma­tion is just a web­site where you can find how the KKK was insti­tut­ed and it was actu­al­ly start­ed by south­ern Democ­rats.”

    Bur­gin called the KKK a “racist orga­ni­za­tion.”

    “Through­out his­to­ry they’ve been known to be mur­der­ers,” he said.

    Busi­ness Insid­er has a pic­ture of the fly­er here.

    Ah. So the plan was appar­ent­ly to lure peo­ple in to the fundrais­er with hints that KKK secrets will be revealed, only to talk about the group’s his­to­ry with Democ­rats? You have to won­der how that would have gone over with all the clos­et KKK mem­bers that the fli­er was clear­ly going to attract. It def­i­nite­ly could have got­ten weird.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | August 6, 2014, 7:22 pm
  8. Some­one on a Texas school board decid­ed to share their hol­i­day wish­es on Face­book. It’s a dream of a Black Christ­mas. A ‘Don Black’ Christ­mas. Oops:

    TPM Livewire
    Texas School Board Mem­ber Sor­ry For KKK ‘White Christ­mas’ Face­book Post

    By Ahiza Gar­cia
    Pub­lished Decem­ber 2, 2014, 4:45 PM EST

    A Texas school board mem­ber apol­o­gized after post­ing an image of a mem­ber of the Ku Klux Klan with the cap­tion “I’m dream­ing of a white Christ­mas” to his Face­book page, tele­vi­sion sta­tion KTAL report­ed on Mon­day.

    Chris Har­ris, a board mem­ber for the Hooks Inde­pen­dent School Dis­trict in the town of Hooks, post­ed two apolo­gies to Face­book after post­ing the offen­sive image. After remov­ing the offend­ing post, he main­tained in both apolo­gies that he was not “a racist.”

    Har­ris also explained that the orig­i­nal post was “meant as a joke” that he real­ized “offend­ed peo­ple” and that “got tak­en way out of con­text.”


    Posted by Pterrafractyl | December 2, 2014, 5:55 pm

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