Target: Matthew Heimbach
Goal: Condemn white supremacist for his alleged racist attack toward a young black woman at a Donald Trump rally.
A black woman was protesting at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky when she was forcibly removed by white men pushing and shoving her and calling her horrible offensive slurs. One of the men, Matthew Heimbach, is a known “white nationalist,” who proudly posted a video of the incident on his website. He has become one of the more recognizable white power figures in recent years.
Heimbach first came into the public eye as a student at Towson. He founded the “White Student Union,” a nightwatch group aimed at protecting students from attacks from, perceivably, black students. He came under a lot of controversy for the racist group but never shut it down. He recently returned to Towson to recruit more members. He now writes for the Traditionalist Youth Network, a white supremacy based website.
He allegedly blamed the incident on stress from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, saying they promote an “anti-white” agenda. Heimbach has long claimed that he spreads a positive message through “white pride” and does not align himself with organizations like the KKK. But, he has shown otherwise again and again. He, among others, reportedly assaulted a black protester after Trump asked them to leave. Please sign this petition to let Heimbach know that these types of horribly racist views are not shared among the public.
Dear Mr. Heimbach,
We are writing to denounce you and your racist viewpoints. Your alleged attack on a black woman in Louisville was shameful and violent. You claim to spread a peaceful message, yet you not only respond with violence to someone of a different opinion (and race), you even instigated it, according to reports. You cannot blame the #BlackLivesMatter movement for your attack when you apparently started the attack. You obviously have a fundamental misunderstanding of what the movement does.
Ever since the White Student Union you participated in at Towson, the general public has found your views and your words wholly despicable, and we do not share them. We hope you understand that by preaching “white pride,” you are shutting down any and all minorities, since white people are already largely privileged.
You say you can never align yourself with hate groups like the KKK, but you have shown little difference from them. From forming a white power group to allegedly assaulting a black woman at a political rally and bragging about it, you have shown horrible behavior. We ask that you reconsider your extremely unpopular worldviews and apologize for the alleged attack.
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