Don Black has been grooming his son, Derek, as a future power player in the white supremacist movement. He is the Webmaster of the Stormfront kids’ pages and often accompanies his father to extremist gatherings. Derek made national news when, in August 2008, he was elected to serve as a Republican committeeman in Palm Beach, Florida (the local Republican Party unseated him in December 2008).
In November 2008, just days after Barack Obama was elected President, Derek Black was a keynote speaker at a 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 Don Black, racist radio show host James Edwards and Canadian racist Paul Fromm also attended the conference.
In his own speech at the conference, Derek made it clear that he was following in the footsteps of the racist leaders who came before him. He repeatedly referred to white supremacists David Duke, Don Black and others who had spoken at the same EURO conference as “titans.” He also claimed that “I have never lived in a country that I consider a white country… I’ve never enjoyed the good golden bag of advantage that white people have.”
Derek also spoke at the conference about infiltrating the Republican Party for the sake of representing “pro-white” views: “We 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.” He also claimed that he successfully campaigned by going house to house and talking to voters about “immigration” and “affirmative action,” hot-button issues that white supremacists often exploit in order to appeal to a wider audience.
By his teen years, Derek already attended many white supremacist conferences. In 2006 and 2008, he attended the white supremacist American Renaissance conferences. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, he attended the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens national conferences, where he entertained guests with his music. In 2005, he was an attendee at another conference hosted by David Duke and EURO in New Orleans attended by hundreds of white supremacists.
In August 2007, Derek attended the Knights Party Congress, convened by long-time Klan leader Thom Robb, and broadcast the event live on Stormfront radio. He now co-hosts a white supremacist Internet radio show with David Duke on Stormfront.
In 2003, at age 14, on the Introduction page to “Stormfront for Kids,” Derek wrote that “white people are taught in school to be ashamed of their heritage…All the great white accomplishments throughout history are diminished. Therefore, I think that now is the time that all of the white people across the globe should rise above the lies and be proud of who we are.”
Derek Black’s mother and Don Black’s wife is Chloe Black, the ex-wife of David Duke.
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