posted on Feb, 3 2010 @ 10:36 PM
His right-wing admirers don't seem to mind that O’Keefe's short but storied career has been defined by a series of political stunts shot through
with racial resentment. Now an activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O'Keefe at a 2006 conference on "Race and
Conservatism" that featured leading white nationalists. The photo, first published Jan. 30 on the Web site of the anti-racism group One People's
Project, shows O’Keefe at the gathering, which was so controversial even the ultra-right Leadership Institute, which employed O'Keefe at the time,
withdrew its backing. But O'Keefe and fellow young conservative provocateur Marcus Epstein soldiered on to give anti-Semites, professional racists
and proponents of Aryanism an opportunity to share their grievances and plans to make inroads in the GOP.
According to One Peoples Project founder Daryle Jenkins, O'Keefe was manning the literature table at the gathering that brought together
anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism. OPP covered the event at the time, sending a freelance photographer to document the
gathering. Jenkins told me the table was filled with tracts from the white supremacist right, including two pseudo-academic publications that have
called blacks and Latinos genetically inferior to whites: American Renaissance and the Occidental Quarterly. The leading speaker was Jared Taylor,
founder of the white nationalist group American Renaissance. "We can say for certain that James O'Keefe was at the 2006 meeting with Jared Taylor.
He has absolutely no way of denying that," Jenkins said. O'Keefe's attorney did not respond to a request for comment on his client's role in the