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Opio Sokoni

The organizer of the “Pro-Black Media Forum” in which a visiting professor at North Carolina State University said the solution to the problems faced by many blacks is the extermination of “white people off the face of the planet” has strongly denounced those remarks.

“I organized the Pro-Black Media Forum where Dr. Kamau Kambon made the comments about exterminating all whites while on CSPAN,” Opio Sokoni explained to WND. “No one could have ever known that this former North Carolina State University professor would go off the cuff and make such immoral and unproductive remarks. We were all taken off guard – especially since he had said earlier that black people were not niggers but imitation niggers. If this is the case, his comments were not pro-black but imitation Hitler.”

Sokoni continued: “Kambon, like Hitler, called for the extermination of human beings. And, like Hitler, Kambon talked about a final solution. However, unlike Hitler, Dr. Kambon has no way of carrying out his idea. Even black radicals are against anything that makes us look like the very type of people we despise – Hitler, for example.”

Kambon, who taught Africana Studies at the Raleigh school last spring, told a panel at Howard University Law School Oct. 14 this action must be taken “because white people want to kill us.”

Kambon, a Raleigh activist and bookstore owner, was addressing a panel on “Hurricane Katrina Media Coverage,” broadcast on C-SPAN.

Excerpts of the speech can be heard here and the entire event is archived by C-SPAN.


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Kamau Kambon

Kambon told the audience white people “have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks, and they’re monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people, because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem.”

Kambon’s remarks reportedly received light applause in the room, to which he responded, “I don’t care whether you clap or not, but I’m saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us.”

Sokoni, an Oregon activist and radio talk-show host, is no stranger to controversy himself. Last year, the FBI called the office of KBMS radio in Portland to speak to the activist attorney. Then Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge was visiting the city that day with a pledge to spend $50 million to the state to fight terror. Sokoni said that morning on his show that such money should go to the black community who are the victims of police terror.

“Finally,” Sokoni said regarding Kambon’s comments, “while some of us get frustrated at times at the issues we face and the oppressive history we as blacks have experienced, advocating genocide is not our way.”

Kambon has been a visiting professor at North Carolina State since 2003. His three-hour course last spring, Africana Studies 241, is described by the university as, “Second in a two semester sequence in the interdisciplinary study of sub-Saharan Africa, its arts, culture, and people, and the African-American experience.”

In his Oct. 14 session, Kambon told the panel blacks are “at war.”

White people, he said, had set up an “international plantation” for blacks, which made “every white person on earth a plantation master.”

“You’re either supporting white people in their process of death, or you’re for African liberation,” Kambon said.

“White people want to kill us,” he said. ‘I want you to understand that. They want to kill you,” he said. “They want to kill you because that is part of their plan.”

Kambon, recipient of a Citizen’s Award in 1999 by the local, left-wing newspaper Independent Weekly, previously was a professor of education at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, a historically black institution, the Journal said.

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