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Towson's White Student Union Calls for Racial Separateness at CPAC

The panel was called "Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?"

Members of the White Student Union, a group that formed at Towson University, caused a stir Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference during a panel on how conservatives can defend themselves against liberals calling them racist.

Scott Terry, a member of the group, suggested during the event called "Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that the GOP would do better as "Booker T. Washington Republicans"—"united like the hand, but separate like the fingers," according to The Atlantic Wire.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Matt Heimbach, the White Student Union's founder, said that about 30 members of the group attended the panel.

K.C. Smith and KCarl Smith, two brothers from Birmingham who are black, led the panel and began with a conversation on how the Republican Party can reach out to blacks, women and Latinos, according to The Atlantic Wire.

Think Progress caught some of the exchange on video.

Heimbach was previously president of Towson University's Youth for Western Civilization, which incited controversy after members reportedly scrawled "white pride" in chalk at campus locations in early 2012. The group eventually disbanded, but later that year Heimbach began recruiting for the White Student Union.

In September 2012, he disputed that there were racist motivations behind either groups, but said, similar to the school's Black Student Union, the White Student Union would advocate for "white interests."

He claimed Towson University has issues with racism against whites. But the university declined to officially recognize the group, in part, because the group was unable to find a faculty member willing to serve as an advisor.

"The very fact that people think it's racist shows that there is anti-white sentiment out there," Heimbach said of forming a White Student Union.

David Taylor March 25, 2013 at 03:39 PM
You aren't very coherent most of the time... are you on medication?
David Taylor March 25, 2013 at 03:41 PM
"The very fact that people think it's racist shows that there is anti-white sentiment out there," Heimbach said of forming a White Student Union. Not racist at all... yeah right. These cowardly little drama queens don't deserve all the attention they are getting... "black predators prey upon the majority white Towson University ... The virtue of white Christian womanhood is under attack at Towson University ... Only through reliance upon our brothers and sisters united in Christ and shared blood can we hope to be ready to fend off packs of thugs " http://towsonwsu.blogspot.com/2013/02/black-crime-wave-continues.html
Merlinthesocialjusticewizard March 25, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Media matters covered the issue, and even slpc made comments about going to book signings are not the same as voting. If they had not asked for ids and social security numbers ahead of the event, this would not have been a story. But unfortunately it was an issue that several liberal sources commented upon. More leftwing drivel from the usual sources, and when I type sources to mean plural, it actually is a plurality of names.
morrison April 04, 2013 at 08:16 PM
deathofjohannesburg.blogspot.com
Steve May 02, 2013 at 04:15 PM
These White Student Union racists aren't the sharpest tools in the shed..... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/02/bags-of-urine-thrown-as-white-student-union-clashes-with-may-day-protesters/

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