Towson University’s White Student Union (WSU) is at it again. Last year, Matthew Heimbach made headlines with he said that the Black Student Union (BSU) promotes “their” heroes and he wants to do the same, and he felt the need to start the WSU.
“We want to be able to promote on campus for students who want to be proud of their heritage and the foundations of this country and stand up for themselves,” Heimbach said of the Youth for Western Civilization.
Now going by the name “Commander Heimbach”, Matthew’s group was officially labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This month at CPAC, Heimbach and his cohort Scott Terry interrupted a minority panel, praising slavery. Heimbach also told ThinkProgress that he’d be fine living in a society where blacks are subservient to whites.
Some members of the group, equipped with flashlights, will conduct on-campus safety walks, and female members will carry pepper spray in an attempt to protect students from various crimes like sexual assaults and robberies, WSU President Matthew Heimbach said.
“One thing we’re doing at night is to have a male member accompany female members across campus or to night classes,” Heimbach said. “Not because we’re terrified, but in college everyone is focused on themselves. We just want to make campus a better place. If we see a white person commit a crime against a person who is not white, we’re going to assist the person who was attacked every time.”
Despite multiple attempts, Towson University Police could not be reached for comment on the legality of these patrols.
Heimbach said female members have also been enrolling in self-defense classes, and members have been going to local gun ranges as a group, but not in a “military way,” Heimbach said.
He said group members would carry no weapons on the nighttime walks.
Though the group could not find a faculty adviser and therefore cannot be a University affiliated organization, administration has allowed the group to meet and use University facilities, despite community outcry.
Shame on Towson for allowing a hate group access to facilities owned and operated by the State of Maryland. But I guess freedom of ignorance and freedom of speech goes hand in hand. Lets see how long it takes before violence erupts on campus because of a hate crime while one of these idiots are on “patrol”. Higher Learning 2.0.