Report: White Nationalists Turn Focus to College Campuses, With Trial Run at K-State
“This is an attempt to replace the old label of alt-right, which got pretty toxic after Charlottesville, and try to create new coalitions on university campuses and in and around the Trump orbit,” said Devin Burghart, executive director of the institute and co-author of the 64-page report, From Alt-Right to Groyper: White Nationalists Rebrand for 2020 and Beyond.
“Those are the two main targets of recruitment for them right now.”
The strategy will have its trial run, Burghart said, at K-State, where the formation of a new organization, America First Students, was announced last month. The first meeting was Jan. 28, according to its Twitter account.
America First Students is led by Jaden McNeil, former president of the K-State chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative youth activist network. That organization was the subject of protests on campus last year by the Young Democrats chapter, which said Turning Point USA was associated with hateful rhetoric and called for the group to be removed from campus.
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