Target: Maravene S. Loeschke, Towson University President
Goal: Demand that the White Student Union not be allowed to conduct nighttime patrols on the Towson campus.
A racist hate group known as the White Student Union has made it known that it will soon begin to conduct nighttime police patrols across the Towson University campus, in an attempt to “protect” the students of the university. Armed with flashlights and pepper spray, they intend to put a stop to criminal activities, such as sexual assaults and robberies, on the Towson campus.
This incident could be chalked up to naivety and harmless student vigilantism if it were not for the nature of the group at the head of the charge. The White Student Union was labeled a White Nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its creator, Matthew Heimbach, who calls himself “Commander Heimbach,” defends the enslavement of black people and has stated that he would be “fine” living in a society where black people were subservient to white. Heimbach and his group have also frequently interrupted minority awareness conventions.
It is not difficult to imagine who the White Student Union will target in their patrols. The White Student Union has already suggested that Towson suffers from a “Black Crime Wave,” and had the audacity to report that “every single day black predators prey upon the majority white Towson University student body.” Alarmingly, Heimbach told the Towson University newspaper that the White Student Union has been going to the local gun range as a group in preparation for their patrols.
The White Student Union vigilantes purport to have the best interests of the student body in mind, while spouting bigoted ideals and racist opinions. While Towson University has not sponsored the hate group, they do allow the group to use university resources. It is appalling that an openly hateful group has been given even this much recognition. Sign the petition below to ask Maravene S. Loeschke, Towson University President, to forbid the White Student Union patrols immediately.
Dear President Loeschke,
Recently, the Towson University White Student Union announced its plans to patrol the Towson campus nightly, in an attempt to protect students and prevent criminal activites. Armed with flashlights and pepper spray, these student vigilanties purport to have the student body’s best interests at heart. However, the White Student Union is a known hate group. Its leader, Matthew Heimbach, openly defends the enslavement of black people, and has suggested that he would be perfectly happy living in a country where black people were subservient to white people.
The White Student Union has also suggested that Towson suffers from a “Black Crime Wave,” and reported that “every single day black predators prey upon the majority white Towson University student body.” Disturbingly, Heimbach told the Towson University newspaper that the White Student Union has been going to the local gun range as a group in preparation for their patrols. This student union represents a clear danger for much of the Towson student body. I am writing to demand that you forbid the White Student Union from conducting its nighttime patrols immediately. Hate groups and racism should not be allowed to flourish – and they should definitely not be supported by an educational institute.
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