Students at Towson University are pushing for the right to create a “White Student Union” on campus to celebrate white culture and “create a safe space” for victimized white students, according to would-be founder Matthew Heimbach.
Heimbach used to be the president of Towson’s Youth for Western Civilization chapter, which was disbanded in March 2012 after members scrawled “White Pride” all over campus. He now insists that a White Student Union is not about white supremacy, but akin to a black student union or an LGBT group. Heimbach told the Towson newspaper that white students face discrimination at the university:
We essentially want to replicate what every student union does on campus. You have a Black student Union who promotes black heroes, we want to do the same thing. We’d also want to create a safe space for members who have filed hate/bias reports and who have had anti-white language used against them. Especially the female members who have heard ‘cracker’ and ‘honkie,’ and nothing has ever come of it. It’s a support network for a campus that is hostile toward white students.
Heimbach’s former club called itself a “right wing youth movement” fighting “radical multiculturism.” He claims 17 students have approached him with interest in a White Student Union, and he has met with the Student Government Association adviser about the club’s potential.