Alex Constantine - August 9, 2008
July 30, 2008
According to Fox News, Chloe Black, who is the ex-wife of David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan and is now married to Don Black, the creator of a notorious white supremacist Web site, Stormfront, is working as a spokeswoman for a school that aims to lift underprivileged black and Hispanic children out of poverty. Mrs. Black is currently employed as an executive assistant at Florida Crystals, a sugar conglomerate whose owners, the Fanjul brothers, have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help build a new campus for Glades Academy.
Glades is a charter school for the children of African-American and migrant workers in Pahokee, a rural town in Palm Beach County. Billionaire Jose "Pepe" Fanjul's wife, Emilia, is chairman of the board of Glades Academy, and she hired Black to help promote the school.
Reports suggest that Black's salary from the school may be going to support her husband's activities on the hate site, as Don Black has had no clear source of income for some time. Don Black, in an online appeal for contributions to his hate site, wrote that he does not receive a salary from the site. "Stormfront is an online community of White activists," he wrote. "It's not a business, no one receives a salary, and our work is supported by voluntary contributions."
When contacted by FOXNews.com, Chloe Black refused to discuss the allegations or her role in Glades Academy. She told the New York Post earlier this month that she hasn’t been involved with the white supremacy movement “in 30 years.” But the SPLC, which has followed the Blacks as principal leaders of the white supremacist movement for decades, said that is not true.
Mark Potok, the SPLC’s intelligence project director, said Black in June attended a key conference of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that says on its Web site that it opposes “all efforts to mix the races of mankind” and once described black people as “a retrograde species of humanity.”
“The SPLC’s role is not to make demands of the Fanjuls. But they have put as a front woman on this very worthy philanthropic project a woman who represents everything that is antithetical to this project. This is an untenable position. She is not merely a woman who married white supremacist leaders; she has actively participated in white supremacist functions,” Potok said. Potok said he found Black’s involvement with Glades Academy “unbelievable.” I second that!
I wonder how this remained under the radar. In 1972 the then Chloe Hardin married David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the KKK who is described as a neo-Nazi by his critics. They divorced in 1984 but are reportedly still friendly and speak regularly. Black is the mother of Duke’s two daughters.
Four years later she married Don Black, Duke’s best friend and an ex-Klansman himself. Black is the founder and webmaster of Stormfront, the premier online location for white supremacists in the U.S. and Europe.
This woman clearly does not have the best interests of those kids at heart. I guess, maybe it's just a paycheck to her. This messed up. A white supremacist helping to run a school for black and Hispanic kids. I guess the Fanjuls just didn't bother to check this woman out thoroughly before they hired her. For all the good that this family has done, someone will always interject the fact that they hired a person with known ties to the KKK and neo-Nazis.