The student behind a controversial White Student Union at Towson University claims that the group is necessary to fight “inherent anti-white bias in academia and mainstream society.”
The group, started by Towson senior Matthew Heimbach, has sparked a debate about the balance between students’ First Amendment rights and clamping down on what many have condemned as racism at the Maryland University.
The Southern Poverty Tolerance Taliban
Heimbach is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist” who has argued black hate crimes against whites exponentially outnumber white-on-black hate crimes.
The panel who spoke with Heimbach included the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Lecia Brooks (Photo, click to enlarge…); Harvard student Julian Lewis; journalist and advocate for “racial realism,” Jared Taylor; and Lehigh University Professor James Peterson.
Heimbach argues that “every single other ethnic group has an advocacy group for themselves. We have a black student union, a Hispanic student union, an Asian student union (don’t forget two Jewish student unions). We have groups for every other group of people except for white students. So if white students are allowed to come together and advocate for our own best interests simply would bring us into the realm that every single other group is allowed.”
Brooks put forward an opposing point of view: “The differences between a white student union or a white group … you see it as you want to defend what you think you are losing. Whereas people of color or other marginalized groups organize around a common interest.” She also said that both Taylor and Heimbach were advocates of white supremacy and white separatism. (Source Huffington Post Live)
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) of Montgomery, Alabama admitted that it does not monitor “the extreme Left” although for years the organization has billed itself as a watchdog of “hate groups.” Examples include gangs (Crips, Bloods, etc.), the Cleveland “bridge bombers” associated with the Occupy Movement, and other extreme left-wing groups.
Bill Ayers, who freely brags about his bombings and other violent and illegal acts, is praised by the Southern Poverty Tolerance Taliban on their “Tolerance” website (An Unconditional Embrace). The federal government filed charges against Mr. Ayers for his participation in the bombings of New York City Police Department headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972, as he noted in his 2001 book, Fugitive Days. The SPLC seems to have a fetish for bombmakers! -Editor
The SPLC’s Lecia Brooks brought Jared Taylor to task for his writings but stayed mum on SPLC’s praise of the left-wing terrorist/socialist William Ayers.
[Couldn't the Huffington Post find a White person to participate on this panel? In what must be a first, the SPLC sent an African American to confront Matthew Heimbach. Mark Potok was unavailable.]