Election 2016

"Making America Great for White Males": Activist Responds as Trump Refuses to Disavow KKK Support

Kevin Alexander Gray, a civil rights activist and community organizer in Columbia, South Carolina talks with Democracy Now! about the GOP Frontrunner's recent endorsement.

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Over the weekend, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump refused to condemn endorsements from David Duke, a prominent white supremacist and former KKK leader. Duke has told his radio audience that voting against Trump would be "treason to your heritage." Speaking on CNN’s "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, Trump refused four times to disavow Duke’s support or the support of other white supremacists. "A lot of the people that come to hear him, this whole idea of 'make America great,' that’s all about making America great for a small group of people, generally white males," says Kevin Alexander Gray, a civil rights activist and community organizer in Columbia, South Carolina. He edited the book "Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence" and is the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."

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