white student union
Sitting in my psychology class at the University of California Berkeley, I felt my hands clam up and my body tense as my professor initiated a conversation about the White Student Unions that have recently popped up on Facebook over the past few months.
The news that a freshman has founded a White Student Union at Georgia State University has come across like a harmless college prank. But the Southern Poverty Law Center is keeping the White Student Union on its watch list because of its founder's ties to white supremacist groups.
He also makes derisive comments about Muslims, Mexicans and Jews, who he argues committed worse crimes than the Holocaust
The white student union, founded recently at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta by student Patrick Sharp, 18, is intended to "provide a place for like-minded White students to come together and not only celebrate their common European/Euro-American cultures, but to discuss issues that affect white people in the world today," according to its website.
But predictably, opposition to the union -- which cannot be formally created without a faculty sponsor -- has already sprung
Protesters rallying against the White Student Union can be seen chanting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, fascist scum has got to go!" and
In a statement to the Baltimore Sun, a Townson University representative said: "As one of the safest campuses in the University
As The Huffington Post previously reported, Towson University has responded to Heimbach's student group with caution, neither
Students referred to the flier as evidence of persistent racism and a bad attempt at satire. "Since there is too much white
White Student Union: Towson University Student Matthew Heimbach Discusses Controversial Group On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)
The group, started by Towson senior Matthew Heimbach, has sparked a debate about the balance between students' First Amendment
"The rhetoric used to justify the YWC and now the White Student Union is just a means to legitimate open hate speech on the
The Baltimore Sun reports: “We essentially want to replicate what every student union does on campus,” Heimbach, a senior
A flier advertising a meeting for an all-white student union at West Chester University in Pennsylvania has been revealed