Towson University has many race- and ethnicity-based student organizations that exist to serve the unique political and cultural interests of those organizations. These student groups are sanctioned by the university, which means that they get access to university-provided email accounts, university-provided website space, free rooms to host events, and even access to funding. Many times, the events for these race- and ethnicity-based organizations are promoted by professors and administrators telling their students about the events.
Such race- and ethnicity-based student organizations that already exist on campus include: Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Filipino Cultural Association, Greek Heritage Society, Hillel, Iranian Student Union, Il Circolo (The Italian Club), Korean American Student Association, Latin American Student Organization, Pakistani Student Association, Saudi Student Club, South Asian Students Association, and Vietnamese Student Association.
The White Student Union (“WSU”) believes that it is good for the aforementioned groups to exist, so that students can celebrate their unique identities and to learn about their forefathers and their ancestral homelands. Likewise, the WSU believes that students of European heritage—be they German, British, Irish, French, Spanish, Belgian, and so on—should be permitted, if not encouraged, to celebrate their own histories on campus, too.
The WSU would be for Towson students--if it becomes a registered student organization--of European ethnicity what the aforementioned student organizations are for their members. The WSU, of course, would not discriminate against students who are not of European ethnicity—everyone would be invited to participate with the WSU in order to celebrate European culture and history and to advance the political interests of the Sons and Daughters of Europe.
It has come to the attention of WSU activists that political extremists are circulating a petition that calls for the WSU to be prevented from being sanctioned by the university. Also, such extremists are also spreading malicious lies about the WSU, such as: (1) the WSU wants to be an exclusive, segregated group for only white students, and (2) the WSU members are “white supremacist.” These unfounded allegations are malicious smears that are being spread by extremists in attempt to deprive WSU members of their constitutionally-protected natural law-rights to free association and free speech. The WSU unequivocally condemns these smears.
On The Young Turks program, an extremist proposed that the WSU be prevented from becoming sanctioned by the university after alleging that its members are “white supremacist.” It is evil to suggest that American citizens—such as students at Towson—should be deprived by a government actor—such as a public university—of their First Amendment rights. It is a damned, malicious lie for the extremist to further claim that WSU members are “white supremacist.” The Young Turks reporter should spend more time checking her facts and less time engaging in Yellow Journalism if she wants to become a real journalist someday. “Reporters” like her have been sued for a lot less.
In a television interview, Professor Richard Vatz and Vice President Teri Hall of Towson University spoke out against the WSU. Dr. Vatz said, “When you have a group that calls itself a ‘White Student Union,’ their only purpose is generally hostility toward those who are non-white.” Dr. Vatz also said, “Any time you organize a group around ‘whiteness,’ historically, you haven’t got a group that has a principle.” Respectfully, Dr. Vatz, our purpose is love of our heritage and the principles on which we stand are those fostered by thousands of years of European scientists, philosophers, theologians, explorers, statesmen, and authors. Although we lack pigment in our skin, our people do not lack principles, Dr. Vatz.
Dr. Hall stated, “Well, if inclusiveness is not the plan, then it would not be recognized by the Student Government Association.” Dr. Hall should practice what she preaches and be inclusive of the WSU.
Talk like that from Dr. Vatz and Dr. Hall only furthers the argument that our country should bring back oaths of loyalty to the U.S. Constitution for those employed in the public sector. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution recognizes the right to free speech--even for Towson university students who happen to be White and who are proud of their heritage.
Lastly, the extremists of the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) published a brief article on their website about the WSU. The ADL pulled out their big guns for this one, because the terms “white supremacist” or “white supremacy” were used eleven times in this very brief blog post. The WSU repudiates and condemns the repugnant, vile, and racist actions of the ADL in its effort to attack the Towson students who want to start a group through which they can celebrate their European heritage. The ADL has no problem with the Towson chapter of Hillel, which is, in effect, a “Jewish Student Union.” Hillel is for Jewish students what the WSU is for ethnically-European students, and yet the ADL is picking and choosing which student groups to hate and oppose. Shame on the ADL. (Readers are encouraged to research the history of the ADL, which was founded after Southerners killed a convicted child-rapist—named Leo Frank—who happened to be Jewish. Also, the leader of the ADL, Abe Foxman, is a holocaust-denier insofar as he has denied the Armenian Genocide in which an estimated 1.5 million people were murdered. One wonders whether Foxman also denies the Holodomor, in which 12 million Urkrainians were genocided after Jewish-communist leader Lazar Kaganovich masterminded a famine.)
The WSU will not be silenced.
President and Founder
White Student Union