Eric Owens, Daily Caller, January 2, 2014
In late November, the student government at taxpayer-funded Morgan State University sponsored a conference on slavery reparations for black Americans.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker.
The Nov. 22 conference, called the 2nd Annual Black United Summit International, occurred on Morgan State’s historically black campus in Baltimore, Md. The conference theme was “Re-Claim, Re-Pair, Re-Form, Re-Produce–REPARATIONS Now!”
Total attendance was over 2,000, according to EAGnews.org.
Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, provided a detailed report about convention activities.
Farrakhan’s keynote rant lasted over two hours. At one point, he held up what resembled a Quran at the public school, saying that both the central religious text of Islam and the Bible contain a “law of retaliation” and “a life for a life.”
“As long as they kill us and go to Wendy’s and have a burger and go to sleep, they’ll keep killing us,” the Nation of Islam leader fumed. “But when we die and they die, then soon we’re going to sit at a table and talk about it! We’re tired! We want some of this earth or we’ll tear this goddamn country up!”
Farrakhan’s Nov. 22 remarks occurred 28 days before Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley brutally murdered two New York City police officers.
Concerning the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. this summer, Farrakhan declared in November that “white folks ain’t never been on edge after they’ve killed a black man.”
He also referred to white people as “crackers.”
In the run-up to Farrakhan’s speech, Morgan State professor Raymond Winbush declared that black slaves contributed “roughly 10 trillion dollars” in “free labor” to various Western countries.
Administrators at Booker T. Washington Middle School, a public school in Baltimore, Md. decided it would be a good idea to take 40 students ranging in age from 11 to 15 to hear Farrakhan speak.