White supremacists attempt to recruit on college campuses

Madison Rexroat

White supremacists have obviously felt more empowered in recent months, so much so that they’ve stepped out from their online safety nets and begun recruiting in-person on college campuses. 

The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism released a report that suggests that white supremacist groups have increased their recruitment efforts on campuses nationwide. Out of 104 reported incidents of white supremacist propaganda being distributed between now and September 2016, nearly 61 percent of those happened within the past seven months.

Recruiting efforts include fliers, posters and stickers, as well as on-campus speeches. At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, fliers titled “Why white women shouldn’t date black men” were distributed around campus.

It’s not just the deep south either. Reported incidents range across 25 states from California to Maine. At the University of Michigan, fliers urged students to report their undocumented peers to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

As protests similar to those in Charlottesville continue, one might just hit closer to home – and closer to campus – than you think.

To read the full article by USA Today College, click here.