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The Nation

David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader elected last month to the Louisiana House of Representatives, called the Rev. Jesse Jackson a “racist” and said affirmative action and minority set-aside programs should be abolished. “I think the racists in this city are people like Jesse Jackson,” Duke said at a Chicago news conference after addressing the national convention of the right-wing Populist Party of America. Jackson declined comment on Duke’s statements, except to say: “I don’t think it’s an American point of view.”


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