A Jewish sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is saying he “feels unsafe” on campus do to the presence of another student, Daniel Kleve, who is a vocal member of a major neo-Nazi group.
In a letter to the editor of The Daily Nebraskan, Zachary Markon wrote that he feels Kleve violate’s the school’s Code of Conduct, which prohibits “physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct that threatens or unreasonably endangers the mental or physical health, safety or reputation of any person.”
Kleve’s white supremacist statements and behavior got attention last week when a video of him espousing violence was posted online. Kleve has also been photographed with former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.
“To me, his presence on campus is not only scary, it’s genuinely dangerous,” Markon wrote. “As someone who lost many family members during the Holocaust, I am all too familiar with the true horrors of the mass ethnic cleansing which Kleve has shown his support for.”
Last week, nearly 200 students gathered on UNL’s campus to protest Kleve’s presence, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported. The students accused the school’s administration of inaction by not expelling Kleve. The administration has organized “listening conversations” in response.