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White Student Union May Form at Towson U.

A representative for the prospective group told 'The Towerlight' that the university is hostile toward white students.

A group of students are investigating the possibility of creating a school-sanctioned White Student Union. 

According to campus newspaper The Towerlight, Matthew Heimbach, former president of the , is involved in the initiative. Youth for Western Civilization was known for having members reportedly write "White Pride" in chalk at locations around the campus and controversial remarks made toward gay, ethnic and religious groups.

"We essentially want to replicate what every student union does on campus,” Heimbach told The Towerlight. "You have a Black student Union who promotes black heroes, we want to do the same thing."

"We’d also want to create a safe space for members who have filed hate/bias reports and who have had anti-white language used against them," he said to the newspaper. "Especially the female members who have heard 'cracker' and 'honkie,' and nothing has ever come of it. It’s a support network for a campus that is hostile toward white students."

The Towerlight reports that paperwork has not yet been filed for the group, but a group leader has met with the university's Student Government Association advisor. 

Towson University political science professor and , who as Youth for Western Civilization's faculty advisor, denounced the group in an email to Patch. 

"Historically such organizations have racist intentions and have no purpose other than gratuitously challenging minority organizations on campus," Vatz wrote. "I hope Towson rejects any such plans."

What are your thoughts on a White Student Union? Tell us in the comments.


Other Tim September 08, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Headline: White Student Union May Form at Towson U. Key word "may". Not even formed yet. Why are you assuming the worst?
Thomas U September 17, 2012 at 03:14 AM
He sponsored the organization (as the Youth for Western Civilization) before based on the assumption that they would stick to their purpose as a group based on celebrating white culture. While controversial, the group wasn't intended to be negative against any group in any way. When it became apparent that the group's purpose and name were a guise for a hateful and bigoted organization and not simply pushing the envelope for free speech, I believe that is when Vatz resigned.
Thomas U September 17, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I would 100% agree with you. However, it is the same group of students that were involved with Youth for Western Civilization, which started out as a pro-white group, but after they got their charter, they focused only on putting down Muslims, Homosexuals, and other minority groups.
cindy September 29, 2012 at 02:31 PM
practice what you preach - your message sounds like it IS filled with hate towards white - REREAD what you wrote yourself!
Steve December 04, 2012 at 07:00 PM
This Wingnut is getting International Press now. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/04/white-student-union-tests-colleges-boundaries/

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