Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has given a key to the city to the leader of The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam is a black separatist organization, designated a hate group.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Farrakhan as racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and anti-gay.
Farrakhan made questionable statements at the meeting with Mayor Mayo and other black community leaders present.
"Don't let the fact that you're in a post that white folk held, make you think you can do the same things as white folk did," Farrakhan said at the meeting. "They may be out of office but they're watching, to see if you make a missteps so they can get good out and put evil back."