MN’s Keith Ellison Proposed a Separate Nation for Blacks – Is He Still Fit for DNC Chair?

Minneapolis, MN – Recently-discovered columns written by United States Representative and DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison (MN 05) shed some light on the Congressman’s radical ideology, most disturbingly his proposal that the country’s African American population have the option to live in a separate part of the country.  

As The Daily Caller reports, Ellison was once a proponent of a “blacks-only nation carved out of America and cash reparations paid from whites to blacks.” Ellison also called the U.S. Constitution the “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples.”

The Daily Caller discovered that during his time studying at the University of Minnesota Law School, Ellison wrote for The Minnesota Daily under the pen name “Keith E. Hakim.”  The Daily Caller obtained copies of four columns written in The Minnesota Daily by Hakim, aka Ellison, copies of which are linked below.

In the first column titled, “African Americans are best equipped for fighting drugs” Ellison writes that the black community does a better job keeping drugs off the streets than the police do, and praises The Nation of Islam for having the “most notable results” in fighting drugs.

“Also, black criminals are out of hand. They rape; they form gangs; they drive down property values” Ellison wrote, “When the black crime problem and the drug problem intersect, all African-Americans become drug suspects and any violent act is justified.”

Ellison penned a second column titled, “Minister Farrakhan never claimed to be a ‘Malcolm X’” as well as a follow-up piece responding to issues taken with the second column titled, “Daily editorial staff should feel ashamed.” Both columns raise some questions in to Ellison’s beliefs. In the column and its follow-up piece Ellison refers to the Constitution as “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples” and once again discusses The Nation of Islam, “The news media prints only the most sensational bits and pieces, never the whole story. This leaves people believing that the Nation of Islam is some kind of black Ku Klux Klan, and they immediately dismiss all of its laudable work.”

In a fourth column written for The Minnesota Daily, Ellison proposed a separate land for blacks. In the piece titled, “Affirmative action does not make up for past injustice” Ellison pushes for reparations for slavery and giving black Americans the option of a separate black homeland.

“Since no one but the WASP elite really appreciates affirmative action, I have a challenge for all fair-minded middle- and working-class white people: I will urge black people to abandon white-dominated, integration-oriented, give-away programs, if you urge white people to justly compensate black people for 250 years of slavery, 90 years of Jim Crow and 25 years of neo-Jim Crow.

The settlement could be a straight cash transfer for all the black exploitation. This means just compensation for all the labor hours put in by the slaves and just compensation for all the intellectual and artistic property ripped off by all the Elvis Presleys and Pat Boones. It means compensation for all the money ripped off through sharecropping and just compensation owing to all the black athletes of yesterday, such as Jack Jefferson and Joe Louis. It means back payment of the ‘black tax,’ which is the price hike that ghetto merchants and pawnbrokers charge black consumers.”

Ellison then proposes a separate land for blacks:

“Finally, blacks would have the option of choosing their own land base or remaining in the United States. 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.

This is a bargain.

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. 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.

Now the liberals may oppose this reparations program because, of course, they justify their existence by championing so-called lost causes.”

Ellison’s bid for DNC Chair has dug up a lot of information some Americans may find disturbing about his past. As Alpha News reported in July, a national security consultant testified that Ellison had spoken several times for organizations with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Fox News recently reported that The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into Ellison after he “failed to disclose that a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood paid for him to make a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.”

Ellison has yet to comment on several accusations and reports the media has made. According to The Hill there is no set date for the DNC National Chair election, which is required to take place some time before March 31, 2017.