‘Future Of Organized Hate’? White Student Union Founder Defends Controversial Campus Patrolling Effort On CNN
Is Towson University’s White Student Union the “future of organized hate”? Its founder Matthew Heimbach doesn’t think so, but others aren’t so sure — and the group’s drawn controversy recently, especially following its plans to patrol the campus in response to black-on-white crime. Heimbach spoke to CNN’sDavid Mattingly in an interview that aired onErin Burnett‘s OutFront, defending the organization and its goals.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok argued that the last time we heard this type of message it was from “the Reconstruction-era Klan.”“I believe specifically in the identity of the Southern people,” Heimbach asserted. “I’m white, my culture is white, my customs are white, my language is white.”His group, last year, took writing phrases like “white pride” across campus. “No longer will the homosexual, Muslim, and black supremacist groups be allowed to hijack our campus,” Heimback remarked.