Towson University Student Proposes to Start a White Student Union on Campus
This is from last week but I missed it then - I find it’s important to document the new far right members at their early stages because you know that later they are likely going to become a breitbrat style pseudo journalist, leader of an extremist group, or a GOP politician.
A controversial proposal from a Towson University student is opening up old wounds. A student organization is planning to start a “White Student Union.”
Rochelle Ritchie has reaction from the university and students.
Matthew Heimbach’s reasoning can be found in the college newspaper where he says white students deserve an exclusive club only for them.
Inside this week’s Towson University newspaper, Heimbach is seen holding a Confederate flag in front of Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Montgomery, Ala. He says: “We want to replicate what every student union does on campus.”
His solution: Start a White Student Union.
“I don’t know why anyone would want to start that. It doesn’t really make sense,” Kelsey Ports, a junior at Towson University, said.
In the article, Heimbach says there is a Black Student Union that promotes their heroes, and he wants to do the same.
“We had to congregate together because we weren’t allowed to congregate with whites,” Julian Carroll, a junior at the university, said. “There is a difference between a White Student Union and a Black Student Union based on the history of America.”
This isn’t Heimbach’s first attempt to start a controversial group. He succeeded before with Youth for Western Civilization. The group gained negative attention after messages of white pride were written in chalk across campus.