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Rep. Ellison Once Proposed Creation of a 'Black State'

Rep. Ellison Once Proposed Creation of a 'Black State'

Rep. Keith Ellison (AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 28 November 2016 04:01 PM

Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat vying for the top post at the Democratic National Committee, once proposed the idea for a blacks-only society within the United States and also called for reparations.

The Daily Caller uncovered several columns Ellison wrote for a newspaper at the University of Minnesota under the pen name Keith E. Hakim. Among the ideas he presented were segregation.

"Finally, blacks would have the option of choosing their own land base or remaining in the United States," Ellison said. "Since black people toiled most diligently in the southeastern section of the United States, this land, quite naturally, would be most suitable.

"That means Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Blacks, of course, would not be compelled to move to the black state, and, of course, peaceful whites would not be compelled to move away.

Ellison justified his idea by saying, in part, there would be no more "white guilt."

"Whites would be relieved of the burdens of the black-faced but white-dominated social programs. Blacks would employ themselves, teach their own children the truth and control their own neighborhoods," he wrote. "Black-white interaction would be voluntary instead of compelled. No more busing, no more affirmative action and, best of all, no more white guilt.

"White people could righteously say they have 'settled their debts with blacks.' Urban blacks, long alienated from society by poverty, forced segregation and media-vilification, would no longer strike fear in whites. Think of it, whites could reclaim their cities — without dispossessing anyone."

Ellison announced his intention to run for DNC chairman earlier this month. He is a practicing Muslim and, according to a report last week, was paid by a group connected to the Muslim Brotherhood to take a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.

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Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat vying for the top post at the Democratic National Committee, once proposed the idea for a blacks-only society within the United States and also called for reparations.
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