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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.


Bart September 07, 2012 at 11:03 AM
TU is "hostile toward white students"? Who are they kidding? This is thinly veiled racism if ever I saw it. Heimlach and his cronies have the white sheets and hoods hiding in their closets behind the beer kegs. And, Dr. Vatz, I rarely agree with your thoughts, but - Good Job! It's high time somebody exposed these bullies for what they are.
Tom Henry September 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM
If that happens, who would truly be the racists? I'm surprised this idea didn't come sooner.
Ann Miller September 07, 2012 at 12:28 PM
What has this group done to cause them to be identified as white supremists or racists? If nothing, than it's racist of TU to refuse them when there are other similar groups on campus. Their stated purpose sounds acceptable. Wait until they prove themselves a problem before they are prejudged. If Dr. Vatz has specific concerns because of first-hand experience with members of the group, he should state them instead of promoting prejudice (meaning to prejudge). Why does this group have to undergo such scrutiny when other groups do not? Sad statement about society's view of white people. Maybe this group is on to something.
Bart September 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM
How about: "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." They are not promoting "good" for anybody's sake.
Michelle L September 07, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Being called whitey or cracker has never kept me from getting a job even when I taught in a school with a 99% African American student population and majority AA staff. In fact, any negative feelings I experienced initially from others arose largely from fear or concern about what my own beliefs may be. It didn't take long before i was completely embraced and trusted and valued for my ability and contributions. I am not sure this is always true in reverse. Oppression that results from racism is largely due to a power differential. Holding on to hatred and bitterness is often in conflict with how people wish to see themselves so instead of owning their own racist beliefs they prefer to see themselves as victims of reverse discrimination or defamation of character. In this way they can alleviate cognitive dissonance and avoid working on themselves which is truly the answer.,
M. Sullivan September 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
It's very easy to understand the desire to create this organization. For many years, local and federal government agencies, universities, and private businesses have preached the mantra of equality for all races. Yet, in the interest of "diversity" they have all discriminated against one race in favor of another, regardless of qualifications or any other metrics. Members of certain races can never be accused of "hate crimes" despite equivalent actions to those who are so accused. Whites are constantly reminded that they must atone for the actions of their ancestors many generations removed, even though slavery has been practiced by all races throughout history. Even in something as simple as television commercials, in a mixed race situation, it is most often the white male who is shown as being the inferior one. If other races and sexually oriented groups are allowed to form exclusive organizations for their own edification, why is it wrong for a group of Caucasians or anyone else to do the same? Discrimination is discrimination.
John T. September 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM
The black studet union was around when I went to school there 30 years ago. I never understood, especially in a college setting why they would promote the seperation of blacks from whites. I support equality, so good luck.
JDStuts September 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Ugh - can we just plow under this school and turn it into a regional park? When people like Vatz are considered subject matter experts and the student body even considers this a worthy venture it is safe to assume the university add nothing to the community.
Elie Malley September 07, 2012 at 07:35 PM
For every dimwit leftist who thinks they have all the power now, enjoy it while it lasts. Every white student who leaves the suburbs to attend college only to find that it is ruled by Frankfurt School Marcusian Marxists is going to ban together and put an end to your nonsense one day. I gotta tell you, I never even took a sociology class since I was an engineering student, but I could smell the disgusting Marxist hatred of all European races and everything they ever built because it was so strong that it stank up the whole place. All leftist power has the same hierarchy: Thuggish students and selfish and clueless individuals who feel empowered by the sinister Poly Sci and Diversity professors where they think that some white kid born in 1990 should be watched, monitored, told what to say, told what to do, and threatened if he doesn't comply. We know your game. And all you have are your fake little Marcisian, socially-engineered institutions, with you "oppressive tolerance" tactics. It will end. The new generation of whites will not let you treat them that way in the country their parents grew up in, labored in, and fought for in wars.
Needaname September 07, 2012 at 08:39 PM
TSU should let the Students form their organization and IF there is a problem - then TSU can address the issue at that time. This is suppose to be an institute for learning and the new White Student Union, if anything, will be a laboratory setting.
Steve September 07, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I posted this on another blog. This is the same guy hanging out with the League of the South, a noted Hate Group. http://vimeo.com/27791048 Elie, with that kind of attitude I doubt very seriously that you even attended an institution of higher learning. Your head would have exploded.
Needaname September 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Well said.
Diana September 07, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I guess you've never had someone actually be extremely racist towards you then, which is wonderful. But I am white, and have experienced some extreme discrimination because of it. And that didn't happen because I'm racist, it happened because the other person was racist (and proud of it).
Brandon Brookshire September 07, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Why can one group have a union but another can't? Why is it pride for one group and considered hate for another.
D430 September 07, 2012 at 11:04 PM
What people do not understand is that the creation of student unions for minority students is just for that, MINORITY students. These groups are not there to promote seperation or hatred but to create unity amongst students that are not part of the majority (white Eurocentric. Culture). White people people fail to understand that they are the dominate culture. They are the ones that are seen all over the tv, magazines, and make up those who control most of the business world in the US. Look at the textbooks students of all backgrounds use. They cover mostly white history and culture and may have a page dedicated for a blip of what happened to slaves or native Americans. Yes, white people experience racism but not at the same extent that minorities do. Most don't have to worry about going to a store and being followed. Or worry about getting a longer jail sentence when they don't even have a record than someone who did a worse offense and has a way worse record. Institutional racism is there no matter how blind people are to it. Please stop trying play as if whites are being victimized, and treated unfairly. Only thing white people suffer from is white privilege, please get over it. There's no black, Hispanic, Asian privilege.
Steve September 07, 2012 at 11:31 PM
The groups are judged by their actions. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....... If you want to act like a White Supremacist Hate Group then don't act surprised it someone calls you a Hate Group.
Bart September 08, 2012 at 12:07 AM
JD, you have a REALLY big ax to grind, and have had for some time. Deal with your personal issues first.
David Taylor September 08, 2012 at 12:18 AM
They already did... and it was a debacle. http://bit.ly/PQ0Nwq
MMZ September 08, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I couldn't agree more. It's also wrong that this is being promoted by a state university and may campus organizations receive money from the university.
MMZ September 08, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Um, excuse me, but whites are now a minority in the United States, and it seems pretty obvious that white folk won't be given the protections of the law that former minority groups received.
Beverly September 08, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I disagree D430. White people are no longer the majority nor have they been for quite some time. Also, the population of white people has greatly decreased adding substance to this fact. Therefore, in my opinion white people are now the minority. And, also in My opinion, white people are the least prejudice people on the planet. One other comment I would like to add is this: if people of any color, race, religion or whatever are not satisfied with their life here in the good ole land of milk and honey, then please don't let the border hit you on the way OUT!!
D430 September 08, 2012 at 04:58 AM
78% is not the majority? Wow... Do a little research before you make such a bogus claim. In the united states white people make up 78% of the population. I guess 400 years of slavery had nothing to do with racism. Killing off a race of people for their land isnt racist, oh noo. If you you feel so threatened by BECOMING the minority, teach your women to stick within their own race. To blatantly sit here in say that whites are the minority. That's why people like you love the GOP, Let's keep it all WHITE. Oh no, us MINORITIES are not going to leave, we'll just bide our time and just wait... Whites aren't given the protections that minorities are, please. Whites built this country on their own platform that's why there had to be a civil rights movement because you wouldn't give them to us voluntarily. Get over yourselves angry white people. Spread love and acceptance, not hate.
MMZ September 08, 2012 at 07:31 PM
D430, first, I'm not in the GOP. Second, I'm not white. Third, you sound fairly angry yourself. Misspoke. The birth rate of minorities is now greater than the birth of whites. Many Latinos/Hispanics consider themselves white, so if white folk were smart, they'd consider those they label "brown" white, too. Next, Asians have been abused in the United States, and, oh, my God, Irish immigrants were so hated there were signs in Boston saying "No dogs or Irish allowed." And tribes in Africa have held/still hold other tribes (black, all) in slavery. Not to mention free blacks who owned slaves in the US.
Steve September 08, 2012 at 07:48 PM
After my recent trip to WalMart I am not so sure that White people reproducing is necessarily a good thing for society.
Needaname September 08, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Thanks for including your observation ! Now for the evidence: www.peopleofwalmart.com
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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