Colleges across the U.S. continue to be plagued with fliers promoting racism.
On Monday, multiple fliers posted by members of Vanguard America ― a white supremacy group ― were found on the University of Maryland Campus.
“A notice to all white Americans,” one flier read. “It is your civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens. …They are criminals. America is a white nation.”
“Carry the torch of your people,” another said. It was the third time in three months that fliers were found on the campus, according to The Washington Post.
Similar fliers were found the same day at George Washington University in D.C.
“I cannot believe this is taking place today in the U.S., let alone on a college campus in a liberal city like D.C.,” Corey Garlick, a law student, told The Washington Post.
“America is, by right and history, a White nation,” Vanguard America says on its website. “It deserves to stay that way, and it deserves a political system that realizes and preserves the essence of its unique people in all forms.”
In a statement to The Post, Vanguard America said they were hoping to “raise awareness” of white supremacy.
Since President Donald Trump’s election, hate-filled fliers have been found on college campuses in states including Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida and Oklahoma. At the University of Hartford, Connecticut, an email was sent to members of the school community in February saying that “White America is under attack.”
The Anti-Defamation League has catalogued more than 100 incidents of racist fliers being found on more than 60 campuses across 25 states. The ADL said they have seen a surge in fliers since January.
Rosanne Hoaas, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Police Department, told The Washington Post they will review security cameras to find those responsible for the most recent fliers.
“We are concerned and are investigating these acts as hate/bias incidents,” she told the publication.
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