David Duke Joins Gathering of Academic Racialists in Virginia

Jared Taylor

Recently about 250 people, mostly white men, gathered for the biennial American Renaissance conference at the Hyatt Hotel in McLean, Virginia. The conference, sponsored by the New Century Foundation, featured speakers who are among the world’s most renowned academic racialists. They include Andrew Fraser, J. Philippe Rushton, Jared Taylor, and Sam Dickinson. David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, was an attendee at the event but did not speak. All conference attendees were required to wear jackets and ties to all events.

When Jared Taylor, organizer of the conference and a graduate of Yale University, was asked by a reporter if his group was a white supremacist organization, he responded, “If anything, we’re yellow supremacists because the IQ data, the general social dysfunction data, suggests that Asians are superior to whites.”

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the hotel, shouting, “Change your name, You’re still the KKK.”

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