Former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke has received enough support for his Senate campaign in Louisiana to be included in a televised debate. The debate is scheduled to take place on Nov. 2 at New Orleans’ Dillard University, a historically black college, where students say they are shocked and planning to respond.
Duke, who made waves early in the presidential race over his support for Donald Trump and later announced his run for Senate, has polled high enough to qualify for the Nov. 2 debate with race frontrunners John Kennedy, a Republican, and Foster Campbell, a Democrat, according to an ABC News report.
The university, which agreed to host the debate before Duke qualified, has said it is contractually obligated to keep the event scheduled. On Monday, Dillard student leader Joseph Caldwell said there are plans to respond to the fact that an internationally known racist and white nationalist will get a speaking platform at an institution that has provided higher education opportunities predominantly to African-Americans in the Deep South since the end of slavery.
“David Duke is unacceptable and he’s not welcome here,” Caldwell, a 20-year-old sophomore and vice president of Dillard’s Student Government Association, said in a phone interview.
SOURCE: Mic – Aaron Morrison / Joy105.com