More racism in Michigan

Ugh. I’ve mentioned before that Michigan State University has a recognized hate group on campus. (And that we’ve had some noose incidents at WMU.)

So, joy! Young Americans for Freedom is about to bring in a new speaker, to follow the Brit Neo-nazi they hosted a few months ago:

“The Michigan State University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has announced that it will be hosting a lecture by Jared Taylor in March. Taylor….is a prominent racist who’s New Century Foundation and American Renaissance publication are devoted to pursuing “scientific” justifications for racism…. “

Media Mouse has done a great job backgrounding the speaker, and tracking YAF in general. ADL says this about American Renaissance:

“The type of genteel racism that American Renaissance promotes seems on the surface almost reasonable; its errors and duplicity may become clear only with closer reading. Unfortunately, many people do not take the time to do so or are content to let scientific-sounding language and misrepresentation reinforce their own distorted world views. Both for believers and for those open to persuasion, AR provides a veneer of respectability sorely lacking in most precincts of white supremacy. “

Southern Poverty Law Center recently named the student leader of YAF in their Smackdown Awards:

Most Annoying Snot-Nosed College Kid Award
Kyle Bristow was irritating enough way back in 2006, when the soon-to-be leader of Young Americans for Freedom at Michigan State University posted his 13-point agenda, including elimination from student government of virtually every non-white, non-heterosexual and non-Christian group. He ratcheted it up with a “Straight Power” demonstration featuring “End Faggotry” and “Go Back in the Closet” signs. From there, Bristow and his MSU-YAF degenerated into “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day” contests, a “Koran Desecration” competition, and even, last September, an attack on a new Latino studies doctoral program under this headline: “MSU Offers Doctorate in Savagery.” Bristow went on to invite such speakers to MSU as Nick Griffin, head of the racist British National Party and a long-time Holocaust denier.”

Don’t read the coments on their article unless you’ve already taken your blood pressure medication. Congrats Kyle, for putting East Lansing on the map–the map of racist scumbags, that is.

20 thoughts on “More racism in Michigan

  1. There are over 800 known religions with many versions of a higher power.For some strange reason it is not ok for me to wish anyone a merry xmas as they may be offended.Why is it i have to listen to muslim extremists praise their god.These are people that kill children and innocent people.Why are not their beliefs silenced.How is it they get the podium,but i suppose that we are no better as we allow so called doctors to perform abortions and we even pay social workers to point them in that direction.I am not a violent man and yet its everywhere on the media and all they have to do is pre warn us that its adult content.I am an adult and i really wish they would censor that.I am a god fearing man and believe that jesus died on the cross so that we may be forgiven as long as we try our best to follow the examples christ left us.One example would be thou shall not kill.Please allow me to forewarn you that i am about to say something that may be offensive to you.Merry xmas and all the best in the new year

  2. OOOOOkaaaaay.
    Not sure how any of that is relevant, other than generally bashing Muslims and bible-thumping per YAF party line.
    You get one free comment here for Jesus spam–then you’re banned per my posted comments policy, unless you actually contribute something to the discussion.

    Like, perhaps, explaining how a religion that says “thou shalt not kill” killed so very many people over the centuries in the name of God. I don’t think *any* single religion has the moral higher ground in terms of less blood on its hands.

  3. I find this stuff very upsetting. Were things like that going on when I was on campus? Did I miss them? Or have EL and MSU changed in the last few years?

  4. UNRELATED: Did you happen to see this pix in your sidebar?
    fliPod

    SOMEWHAT RELATED: “Young Americans for Freedom”?! Freedom, my ass. Now how is it that MSU allows hate groups on campus?

    We’re blogging on similar sorts of evil today, it seems. Superstition isn’t just for the illiterate third-world masses. Cloaked in modern pseudo-science or religious devotion, it’s enabling our neighbors to abuse and kill children. So too is “genteel racism”. Gah!

    Gotta sit and rock a while before I can get to sleep. Farging idjits.
    andrea

  5. Racism is always with us, Ian.
    When I was working in student services, a lot of stuff was reported to us, but not released widely on campus. This is especially true of things that happen in the dorms.

    MSU is caught between making the campus a safe and welcoming place, and allowing free speech. They have issued a warning to YAF, but that’s it.

    Personally, I’ve seen some of YAF’s flyers and they are utterly disgusting in their hatred. (I should have saved them and scanned them in for evidence.) I don’t understand why they are not WAY over the line.

    Oh–and good catch Andrea!

  6. This type of thing is what makes me laugh when certain people actually believe that “there isn’t any racism in America today”. Yeah, right. I lived in the supposed tolerance leader of the country, Los Angeles, for 16 years and it is sometimes no different there, many people, not all, just hide it well.

  7. When I read about the YAF, I’m reminded of the words of Frank Zappa, who once said, “I’m not black, but there are a whole lot of times when I wish I could say I’m not white.”

  8. If Tom Metzger–a former Klan member and significant figure in the skinhead movement–is speaking at MSU, that would indeed be “over the line.” Even MSU, who seems unwilling to put a stop to YAF’s racist speakers, would have to admit that.

  9. saw your post on the mediamouse write up about jared taylor. The blog Michigan Against White Supremacy has just posted about putting pressure on msu to cancel the Jared Taylor event at http://www.maws.wordpress.com. That tom metzger shit is crazy, if you have any other info confirming that he might go to msu please let us know and also lets talk more about taylor coming to msu.

    in struggle,
    david
    michiganaws@gmail.com

  10. “The concept of envy — the hatred of the superior — has dropped out of our moral vocabulary … The idea that white Christian civilization is hated more for its virtues than its sins doesn’t occur to us, because it’s not a nice idea. … Western man towers over the rest of the world in ways so large as to be almost inexpressible. It’s Western exploration, science, and conquest that have revealed the world to itself. Other races feel like subjects of Western power long after colonialism, imperialism, and slavery have disappeared. The charge of racism puzzles whites who feel not hostility, but only baffled good will, because they don’t grasp what it really means: humiliation. The white man presents an image of superiority even when he isn’t conscious of it. And, superiority excites envy. Destroying white civilization is the inmost desire of the league of designated victims we call minorities.” –Joseph Sobran (Sobran’s — April 1997)

  11. WTF?? I removed the link to the All White Nation blog, because they are spouting the usual racist crap. I really hope this doesn’t mean I’m on a list somewhere…..

    In case anyone is interested: Joseph Sobran is a holocaust denier that was fired from the National Review.

  12. Joseph Sobran is a holocaust denier that was fired from the National Review.

    So what? It’s called freedom of speech, ya commie.

  13. I see now where all of the ignorant, backwoods hicks in the midwest go to “college” … I feel sorry for all of you who have to put up with this crap! Wouldn’t these folks feel more at home in, say, Oklahoma or Iowea (or Iran)? I know *I’d* feel more at home if they were in Iran.

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