White nationalist and supremacist groups are ramping up efforts on American college campuses — in what the Anti-Defamation League is calling “unprecedented outreach efforts.”
As of March 6, there have been 107 “white supremacist fliering incidents” on American college campuses since the school year began in September, according to a blog post from the ADL. Sixty-five of those incidents have taken place since January.
Schools in California and Texas have seen the most activity.
Some of these incidents are isolated; most are part of more concerted efforts of organized white nationalist groups.
For example, Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group run by a man named Nathan Damigo, has been particularly active — launching a campaign called “Project Siege” and posting regular outreach updates on Twitter. Another group, American Vanguard, launched their own “Northern Propaganda Campaign.”
Jared Taylor, a sort of elder statesmen to the younger cadre of white nationalists, launched his own “white consciousness” campaign in February to coincide with Black History Month.
On his website American Renaissance he explained why he and others see colleges as such important targets: “because they are bastions of anti-white propaganda.”
“Racist fliers and posters” have been reported on campuses in 32 states, the ADL reported, “adorning parking garages, street signs, billboards, utility poles and along corridors.”