Are we REALLY shocked?
Youth for Western Civilization is a supremacist group that’s a relative newcomer to the right-wing student scene, though its founders have roots in more established reactionary groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has a good rundown of the nationalist and white supremacist ties this organization has:
*One of the group’s founders, Marcus Epstein, is a frequent contributor to the white nationalist hate website VDARE.com. “Diversity can be good in moderation – if what is being brought in is desirable,” Epstein wrote in one VDARE.com essay. “Most Americans don’t mind a little ethnic food, some Asian math whizzes, or a few Mariachi dancers – as long as these trends do not overwhelm the dominant culture.”
*Epstein is also the head of the Robert A. Taft Club, a Washington, D.C. group whose events regularly feature prominent academic racists like Jared Taylor, the editor of the overtly white supremacist journal American Renaissance.
*Another Youth for Western Civilization founder, Kevin DeAnna, has posted several times in recent years to the Spartan Spectator, the website of the Michigan State University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, or MSU-YAF.
In 2007, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified MSU-YAF as a hate group after it organized a “Catch an Illegal Alien Day” game, sponsored a “Koran desecration contest,” jokingly threatened to distribute small-pox infected blankets to Native American students, posted “Gays spread AIDS” fliers, called Latino students and faculty members “savages,” and invited Nick Griffin, the chairman of the neofascist British National Party, to speak on the MSU campus.
I wonder if Chris Barron will tap that?