Extremism, Terrorism & Bigotry

White Supremacist Student Leader Creates Web site for his “White Student Union”

  • September 13, 2012

Update 8/2/13: A new White Student Union has formed at Georgia State University by freshman Patrick Sharp.

Matthew Heimbach, a Towson University student who is trying to start a “White Student Union” on campus, created a website for the union that further reveals his white supremacist beliefs.

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On the newly created site, Heimbach provides links to what he describes are “pro-white” websites.   Almost all of the sites listed, however, are actually openly white supremacist, such as those for the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), the American Third Position and American Renaissance.

The CCC is a direct descendant of the white supremacist White Citizens Councils that fought integration in the 1950s and 60s. American Third Position is a whites-only political party whose mission is “to represent the interests of White Americans.” American Renaissance is the racist website run by white supremacist Jared Taylor, who publishes a monthly journal by the same title and hosts an annual conference that brings together some of the leading white supremacists in the United States.

Heimbach recently announced that Taylor will speak at Towson on October 2, 2012.

Heimbach also lists “recommended readings” that include books authored by a variety of well-known white supremacists and racists, such as Francis Parker Yockey’s “Imperium,” considered one of the essential works of modern white supremacy. One book recommended by Heimbach is the novel “Camp of the Saints” by Frenchman Jean Raspail. This racist novel portrays a France being invaded by non-whites who are depicted as disease-carrying and sexually aggressive. The list also features two books authored by the late white supremacist Sam Francis: “Essential Writings on Race” and “Race and the American Prospect.” In the latter book, Francis bemoans the “absence of racial consciousness among whites.”

Prior to creating the Web site, the Towson student newspaper, The Towerlight, published a letter by Heimbach advocating for a white student union.   Flyers were also placed all over the Towson campus that proclaimed: “love your race, support a white student union.”

Heimbach is a former leader of the Youth for Western Civilization chapter at Towson, a group with racist ties whose motto is “defending the West on campus.”

Heimbach still needs the approval of the University to make the White Student Union an officially-sanctioned university group.  His Web site suggests that he will settle for an unsanctioned group if need be.  Either way, he has made clear his intention to impose his white supremacist views on Towson students, staff, and faculty.

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