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September 13, 2012 18

White Supremacist Student Leader Creates Web site for his “White Student Union”

Update 8/2/13: A new White Stu­dent Union has formed at Geor­gia State Uni­ver­sity by fresh­man Patrick Sharp.

Matthew Heim­bach, a Tow­son Uni­ver­sity stu­dent who is try­ing to start a “White Stu­dent Union” on cam­pus, cre­ated a web­site for the union that fur­ther reveals his white suprema­cist beliefs.

On the newly cre­ated site, Heim­bach pro­vides links to what he describes are “pro-white” web­sites.   Almost all of the sites listed, how­ever, are actu­ally openly white suprema­cist, such as those for the Council of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens (CCC), the Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion and Amer­i­can Renais­sance.

The CCC is a direct descen­dant of the white suprema­cist White Cit­i­zens Coun­cils that fought inte­gra­tion in the 1950s and 60s. Amer­i­can Third Posi­tion is a whites-only polit­i­cal party whose mis­sion is “to rep­re­sent the inter­ests of White Amer­i­cans.” Amer­i­can Renais­sance is the racist web­site run by white suprema­cist Jared Tay­lor, who pub­lishes a monthly jour­nal by the same title and hosts an annual con­fer­ence that brings together some of the lead­ing white suprema­cists in the United States.

Heim­bach recently announced that Tay­lor will speak at Tow­son on Octo­ber 2, 2012.

Heim­bach also lists “rec­om­mended read­ings” that include books authored by a vari­ety of well-known white suprema­cists and racists, such as Fran­cis Parker Yockey’s “Imperium,” con­sid­ered one of the essen­tial works of mod­ern white supremacy. One book rec­om­mended by Heim­bach is the novel “Camp of the Saints” by French­man Jean Ras­pail. This racist novel por­trays a France being invaded by non-whites who are depicted as disease-carrying and sex­u­ally aggres­sive. The list also fea­tures two books authored by the late white suprema­cist Sam Fran­cis: “Essen­tial Writ­ings on Race” and “Race and the Amer­i­can Prospect.” In the lat­ter book, Fran­cis bemoans the “absence of racial con­scious­ness among whites.”

Prior to cre­at­ing the Web site, the Tow­son stu­dent news­pa­per, The Tow­erlight, pub­lished a let­ter by Heim­bach advo­cat­ing for a white stu­dent union.   Fly­ers were also placed all over the Tow­son cam­pus that pro­claimed: “love your race, sup­port a white stu­dent union.”

Heim­bach is a for­mer leader of the Youth for West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion chap­ter at Tow­son, a group with racist ties whose motto is “defend­ing the West on campus.”

Heim­bach still needs the approval of the Uni­ver­sity to make the White Stu­dent Union an officially-sanctioned uni­ver­sity group.  His Web site sug­gests that he will set­tle for an unsanc­tioned group if need be.  Either way, he has made clear his inten­tion to impose his white suprema­cist views on Tow­son stu­dents, staff, and faculty.

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March 14, 2012 0

White Supremacist Jared Taylor Speaks to 700 Nationalists in France

Jared Tay­lor speaks to white nation­al­ists in France

Jared Tay­lor, who heads Amer­i­can Renais­sance, a Virginia-based online white suprema­cist jour­nal, spoke to about 700 white nation­al­ists in France on March 10, 2012, about pre­serv­ing  French iden­tity and com­bat­ing third world immi­gra­tion to that coun­try. Accord­ing to Tay­lor, the meet­ing was spon­sored by the French nation­al­ist group Nation­al­ity, Iden­tity, Cit­i­zen­ship (NCI) to “oppose cur­rent pro­pos­als to let for­eign­ers from non-European coun­tries vote in local elec­tions.” 

The con­fer­ence included politi­cians, authors, and aca­d­e­mics. The themes touched upon by speak­ers at the con­fer­ence included many of the same issues that white suprema­cists and racists in the United States focus on today—the preser­va­tion of white, Euro­pean iden­tity in the face of a grow­ing mul­ti­cul­tural soci­ety. Some of the speak­ers at the con­fer­ence in France also attacked Islam as a threat to French society.
Tay­lor told those gath­ered at the con­fer­ence that their fight to pre­serve French iden­tity was sig­nif­i­cant for peo­ple of white Euro­pean descent all over the world. He warned his French coun­ter­parts to “not make the ter­ri­ble mis­takes that we have made in Amer­ica.” Tay­lor added, “Avoid at all costs the cult of diversity.”
In addi­tion to Tay­lor, Filip DeWin­ter, the head of the racist and xeno­pho­bic Bel­gian nation­al­ist group Vlaams Belang, spoke about the fight against mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism.  Accord­ing to Tay­lor, DeWin­ter asserted that “mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism attacks our resis­tance against assaults on our iden­tity, our civ­i­liza­tion, our cul­ture, and our exis­tence as a people.”
In 2007, DeWin­ter vis­ited the United States and met with Pat Buchanan and other racists. In 2011, he spoke at a meet­ing in the United States hosted by Amer­i­can Renaissance.

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March 9, 2012 0

Controversial Student Group Covers Campus with Racist Message

Matthew Heim­bach, YWC leader at Towson
The Tow­son Uni­ver­sity chap­ter of Youth for West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion (YWC), a con­tro­ver­sial, far-right nation­wide stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion, has claimed respon­si­bil­ity for chalk­ing the racist mes­sage, “white pride” all over the cam­pus. Stu­dents at the school in Mary­land often use chalk to write mes­sages or adver­tise events on cam­pus sidewalks.
The term “white pride” orig­i­nated from and is com­monly used by white suprema­cist groups, includ­ing neo-Nazis and racist skin­heads.  The leader of the YWC at Tow­son, Matthew Heim­bach, asserted that the group wrote the mes­sage because it wanted to cel­e­brate its own pride and her­itage, as other groups on cam­pus do.
As a nation­wide group the YWC claims that its chap­ters are open to peo­ple of all back­grounds. How­ever, YWC’s pro­mo­tion of white pride at Tow­son belie that con­tention. This is not the first time the group has pro­moted white suprema­cist ideals. In the spring of 2011, the nation­wide YWC did a joint fund-raising cam­paign with well-known white suprema­cist Jared Tay­lor.
When Heim­bach addressed a meet­ing held by the school to deal with the racial ten­sion that the “white pride” mes­sages engen­dered, he report­edly wore a T-shirt with a Con­fed­er­ate flag in the front, fur­ther inflam­ing the sit­u­a­tion. The Con­fed­er­ate flag is a racially charged sym­bol of hatred and slav­ery that is offen­sive to many people.

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