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1996-09-30

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Civil Rights Activist Joe Hicks Debated Affirmative Action.

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LAST WEEK, RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE, WHERE FORMER KKK GRAND WIZARD DAVID DUKE AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JOE HICKS DEBATED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. THE ISSUE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS FOREMOST IN THE MINDS OF MANY CALIFORNIANS ——IN JUST A FEW WEEKS VOTERS WILL GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE FOR OR AGAINST PROPOSITION 209 -— AN INITIATIVE THAT WOULD BAN STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS AIMED AT PREVENTING AND REMEDYING RACE AND SEX DISCRIMINATION.

AS PROMISED, TODAY ON DEMOCRACY NOW, WE BRING YOU AN EXCERPT OF LAST WEEK’S DEBATE BETWEEN DAVID DUKE AND JOE HICKS...THE FORUM ITSELF WAS NOT AS EXPLOSIVE AS MANY HAD EXPECTED. EACH SPEAKER WAS GIVEN 15 MINUTES TO MAKE AN OPENING STATEMENT, SEVEN MINUTES FOR A REBUTTAL, THEN THEY TOOK QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

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