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Don Black maintains affiliations with many well-known anti-Semites and white supremacists. He shows his support by attending their events and speaking to crowds of like-minded haters.

Don Black with his mentor, David Duke (left)

Black is perhaps closest to – and most inspired by – David Duke, a virulent anti-Semite who has served as Black’s mentor. In 1980, when Duke left his position as founder and Imperial Wizard of the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Black succeeded him. Black has spoken at conferences that Duke has organized under the umbrella name of Duke’s European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO).

In May 2005, Black spoke at a EURO conference in Louisiana, attended by over 300 anti-Semites and white supremacists. The theme of the conference was the unification of Europeans and Americans in opposition to Jews, who were demonized as blood suckers and parasites who dominate media and government around the world.  A significant number of American extremists and European racists addressed the crowd; Black’s fellow speakers included neo-Nazi Kevin Strom, virulent anti-Semite Willis Carto, and Duke.

Exactly one year before, Black spoke at another EURO conference, also staged in Louisiana. Most notably, Black and other anti-Semites and white supremacists signed onto the so-called “New Orleans Protocol” - a three-point document for white supremacists advocating nonviolence, collegiality and "a high tone in our arguments." After spending a year in federal prison for mail fraud and tax evasion, Duke staged the conference to celebrate his freedom, reassert his place in the movement, and promote unity among white supremacist groups. Several significant neo-Nazi and racist figures attended the event, including speakers John Tyndall (now deceased), founder of the British National Party; neo-Nazi Kevin Alfred Strom; Willis Carto publisher of American Free Press, an anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented newspaper and The Barnes Review, a Holocaust denial magazine; anti-Semitic attorney Edgar J. Steele; and Holocaust denier Germar Rudolf.

In addition to his attendance and participation in events organized by David Duke, Black has been a frequent attendee at conferences convened by American Renaissance, a white supremacist publication published by Jared Taylor. Taylor’s conferences feature racists from around the world as speakers, and they attract a wide range of extremists.  Attendees have included David Duke; Mark Weber, head of the Institute for Historical Review, a Holocaust denial organization; and members of various neo-Nazi groups.Preceding the February 2008 conference, which Black attended, he wrote on Stormfront, “I've attended Amren conferences since the first one in 1992. And I've known Jared Taylor and his family, along with the regular speakers, for many years.”

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