Boca Raton, FL…December 4, 2008…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the Palm Beach County Republican Party's refusal to recognize Derek Black's election to one of the county Republican Executive Committee seats.
In addition to failing to sign the Republican Party of Florida's loyalty oath, Derek Black has an irrefutable long history as a white supremacist and is a rising star in the movement.
Andrew Rosenkranz, ADL Florida Regional Director, issued the following statement:
Although white supremacists typically reject being labeled as such and prefer to say that they are pro-white, it is indisputable that Derek Black is a racist who believes that whites are smarter than non-whites, superior to non-whites and deserve to be treated differently and have more privileges because they are white. Derek Black has been attending white supremacist gatherings since he was ten years-old when he even had his own section on Stormfront to promote white supremacy to other children.
As recently as November 8th, Black was one of the keynote speakers at a white supremacist conference sponsored by former Klan leader and anti-Semite David Duke and his organization EURO (European American Unity and Rights Organization) in Memphis, Tennessee. A number of white supremacists, including Derek's father, former Klansman Don Black, racist radio show host James Edwards and Canadian racist Paul Fromm, also attended the conference.
In his keynote address at the recent EURO conference, Black proposed to audience members that "[w]e could infiltrate [the Republican Party]… by getting into it in our own positions… there are thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of white people who realized [because of the election of Barack Obama] ...that they are losing representation." Additional comments from this address can be found in a recently released ADL article on Black entitled, White Supremacist Derek Black Wants to Maintain Republican Seat.
Stormfront, the oldest, largest and most popular white supremacist Internet forum was founded by Don Black, former Ku Klux Klan wizard and Derek's father. Based out of West Palm Beach, Stormfront serves as a supermarket of online hate. In fact, in the aftermath of President-Elect Obama's election victory, the racist and vitriolic postings on Stormfront overloaded its server to the point where the site was temporarily shut down.
"While the First Amendment allows Black to spew his abhorrent racist views, it also permits organizations like the ADL the freedom to expose and condemn their bigotry and hatred," said Mr. Rosenkranz.