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Leader of Michigan Initiative To End Affirmative Action Welcomes Ku Klux Klan Support

By Judd Legum on November 4, 2006 at 2:08 pm

"Leader of Michigan Initiative To End Affirmative Action Welcomes Ku Klux Klan Support"


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The man leading the effort to ban affirmative action in Michigan, Ward Connerly, welcomes the support of the Ku Klux Klan. Connerly said, “If the Ku Klux Klan thinks that equality is right, God bless them. Thank them for finally reaching the point where logic and reason are being applied, instead of hate.” Watch it:

Connerly, “defended his remark in a statement, saying he accepts support for banning affirmative action wherever he finds it.” According to Mark Bernstein of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, the Ku Klux Klan is the “only large organization” to endorse Connerly’s ballot measure.

Last month, Connerly was photographed shaking hands with John Raterink, chairman of the Michagan chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white separatist organization. The CCC “opposes most immigration and ‘all efforts to mix the races of mankind.’”

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