President Donald Trump’s white supremacist supporters are hell-bent on promoting the United States as a non-inclusive country that belongs only to whites.
Racist flyers promoting white nationalism were discovered at George Washington University's Washington, D.C., campus, upsetting students. The campus was the latest target of a racist group known as Vanguard America, which has targeted several other local universities with similar messages.
The group calls for “a nation exclusively for the white American peoples," in its online manifesto.
Signs calling for an elimination of everyone who is not white were posted across the university. A notice “to all white Americans” urged the students to report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.
“They are criminals. America is a white nation,” read one of the disturbing signs.
“I cannot believe this is taking place today in the U.S., let alone on a college campus in a liberal city like D.C.,” lamented Corey Garlick, a law student at the university.
George Washington's campus is only blocks from the White House.
Recently, the Anti-Defamation League released a report warning hate spreading groups are engaged in an “unprecedented outreach effort" on college campuses. The ADL counted 104 incidents of white supremacist posters being discovered on campuses since the beginning of the school year in September 2016, noting an increase in 2017.
“We are aware that some fliers were posted without authorization on campus. We are in the process of removing them," said George Washington spokesperson Candace Smith. She explained the university had previously received reports of similar racial incidents taking place in other universities, but George Washington University was the latest prey of the hate mongering groups.
However, all of this doesn’t come as a surprise. Trump has repeatedly claimed America needs to do away with immigrants, because for him, this is the only way forward to making the country great again.
Well, it is not. The incidents of racist and xenophobic harassment saw a dramatic surge ever since he announced his bid for presidency and continues till date.
People have condemned this act of hatred.
Sickening that white supremacist signs were posted at GW. https://t.co/yi9V5ZIL7u— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) March 14, 2017
We are not this. https://t.co/ihppT4rh8G— Eve Zhurbinskiy (@ezhurb) March 14, 2017
A reminder that the fight ag white supremacists isn't a Jewish fight or the immigrant's fight. It's everyone's fight https://t.co/H5m0KSD75o— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) March 14, 2017
Embarrassed and disgusted that this happened at my alma mater. https://t.co/Qn2iounzGL— Ashlyn S. Martin (@ashlynshockley) March 16, 2017
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