The Diary Of A Former White Nationalist Who Was David Duke’s God-Son, Derek Black

The godson of former KKK grand poobah David Duke speaks out and our friend, Gronda, brings us his perspective. I need not introduce this post, for it speaks VERY POWERFULLY for itself. If you read no other post today, please read this one. Thank you, Gronda … this post gives us all hope that even those raised in the dark shadow of racism can open their eyes and turn a corner.

Gronda Morin

Derek Black, 27, was following in his father’s footsteps as a white nationalist leader until he began to question the movement’s ideology. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Below is a post 2016 election New York Times article, featuring a former White supremacist, with a story which has ended up being very prescient to the Charlottesville, VA. events. This is where a white nationalists’ held rally turned violent, causing the death of a beautiful young lady and at least 19 injuries, during the weekend of August 12, 2017. Subsequently, to this tragic event the world watched in shock as the republican President Donald Trump argued that there was a moral equivalency between the White supremacist hate groups and those who opposed them.

This is how the 10/15/16 Washington Post article by Eli Saslow portrayed the former Whitenationalist, Derek Black:

“(2008)The room was filled in part by former heads of the Ku…

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10 thoughts on “The Diary Of A Former White Nationalist Who Was David Duke’s God-Son, Derek Black

    • I of course had to pop over to Gronda’s to see your comment, and though I basically eschew religion, I have to say that was spot on!

      It takes a tremendous amount of courage, and an open mind to leave behind those “value” with which one has been raised. I doff my hat to this young man.

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  1. Unfortunately, most racism (on all sides) is formed from hearsay and dogma. How can someone hate someone or judge them, when they have never met them?
    There are horrible people in the world, as we see from their actions, but ‘one rotten apple’ does not ‘spoil the whole barrel’ and we would do well to keep everything in perspective. Children are the most vulnerable people and teaching them racism can be subtle but blinding. I remember at age 10 taking the new girl that I had befriended at school home to play with me. I had not told my mum that she was black… In fact, at the time, she and her brother, adopted from Nigeria, were the only black children in the school. My mother’s horrified reaction (expression and flustering, but not outright words) told me that I must never bring her home again.
    It was something that stuck in my mind for a very long time and I inherently thought that I had done a bad thing befriending a person of a different colour and subsequently distanced myself for fear of reprisals. Yet my mother also collected charitable donations for people in need in Africa. Without one word from her, I surmised that we must feel sorry for black people, but should (as white people) not mix with them.
    Of course, as an adult, I can see things differently, but that is through education, travel and meeting many races of all colours and social standing. But what of the children who receive those subtle hints and never get the opportunity (like David Black) to see a different opinion?

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    • We are all vulnerable to opinions based on what we read, see and hear, myself included! We form opinions out of fear to not subject ourselves to anything dangerous and we pass that knowledge to our youngsters. But we are very prone to believing everything and that causes so many problems when lies are bandied about as truths. We must select our opinions carefully, and always, always be prepared to listen to the opinion of others. Without dialogue, we can never hope for common goals. Communication is the greatest gift to humanity, yet we use it in such destructive ways!💔

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        • Okay … yes, I can understand that. I thought perhaps it was something specific he said that set you on edge. Did you happen to see my earlier post from Tuesday about Daryl Davis? He sat down with KKK members and talked to them, and has thus far helped convert some 200 of them. I cannot say they were all 100% converts, as belief systems that have been ingrained over a lifetime are tough to change. But … it’s a start. We have to start somewhere, I think.

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