session at the U.S. Conservative Political Action Conference on reaching out to blacks turned rowdy Friday when a white supremacist called for segregation.
"Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" was led by KCarl Smith of Birmingham, Ala., The Atlantic Wire reported. Smith describes himself as a "Frederick Douglass Republican" and says the anti-slavery leader subscribed to conservative principals.
The discussion had already gotten heated when a young black woman suggested it is unfair to identify the modern Democratic Party with southern segregationists of the 1960s. She said she attended the Democratic Convention last year and "did not see the KKK advocating for Barack Obama."
Soon after, Scott Terry, a member of the White Students Union at Towson State University in Maryland, suggested conservatives should be "Booker T. Washington Republicans." He was referring to the Tuskegee Institute founder who was willing to accept segregation.
"It seems to me that you're reaching out to voters at the expense of young white southern males like myself," Terry said.