We would like to update our readers on efforts by the Towson White Student Union (WSU) and its president Matthew Heimbach. As Mr Heimbach noted on a recent SNN podcast, the WSU held its first event earlier this week in Baltimore, featuring Jared Taylor as a speaker. My Taylor, who keeps the website American Renaissance, has a report of the events which can be read here. Taylor spoke for half an hour on the subject of White identity and then answered questions for an hour. Over 200 people attended the event, a majority of them Black students who opposed the organisation of the WSU at Towson (even though there is a Black Student Union). Some of these students were openly hostile to Taylor and Heimbach. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a well-funded anti-Southern and anti-White extremist organisation which contributed to the climate of hate and intolerance that led to an act of domestic terrorism this summer in Washington, DC, also has a report on the event. As the SPLC notes, anti-White activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins of One People’s Project, a virulently anti-Southern and anti-White website, was in attendance and spoke out against Taylor at one point. Campus police deterred a small group of would-be assailants who attempted to interrupt the event. The Towerlight, a Towson students’ website, reports on the actions of these criminals:
Despite the security measures, at the end of the event, five male individuals, who have not yet been identified, barged in through a door behind Taylor, screaming curses and obscenities, calling Taylor a racist.
The individuals then ran down the stairs. TUPD is currently investigating the identity of the suspects, according to Deputy Chief of Police Charles Herring.
Heimbach said he was disappointed with TUPD’s response to the incident.
“You could get from the doorway to the podium far quicker than what it would take for the police officers to respond,” he said. “I think that’s either … incompetence or simply being in cahoots, not necessarily with individuals, but with the idea of the event being disrupted. I would never accuse anyone at the University of being complicit with criminal acts, but it seems odd that such a glaring security omission was made.”
Herring said that TUPD performed several inspections of the room, Chesapeake III, prior to the event and that at 2 p.m., the door the students burst through was locked from the inside. An officer at that post also checked the door right before the event began.
A key is required to unlock the door, Herring said.
Bernard Gerst, associate vice president of the Office of Public Safety and chief of police, said that the police will review the event procedure.
“We’ll reevaluate that and look to see what happened,” he said. “That’s what you do after every major event, you critique it. But that should not have occurred.”
In a different article (by a student who describes himself as ‘a proud Hispanic from Ecuador’) being run by The Towerlight on the subject of the WSU, the author concludes:
Personally I see no real point to the WSU, but just as I see it as nothing particularly good or groundbreaking, I see it as nothing bad.
Let these kids do what they want is my thought. If that’s what they want to do with their lives right now, so be it.
Note: Video of the entire speech and question and answer session can be watched below.