White supremacists spread their propaganda on US college campuses with increased frequency last year, newly-released data gathered by a leading civil rights organization shows.
The Anti-Defamation League recorded 147 incidents in which white supremacists targeted students with posters, fliers, stickers, and banners during the 2017 fall semester.
The figure represents a 258 percent increase over the 2016 fall semester, when 41 such incidents took place, the group said on Tuesday.
The propaganda may include calls to “save the white race,” and often demonizes minorities including Jews, Blacks, Muslims and immigrants.
Since September 2016, the ADL documented 346 incidents of white supremacist propagandist activity on 216 college and university campuses. Fifteen incidents have already occurred in 2018.
Campuses in Texas and California were most severely impacted, experiencing 61 and 43 incidents respectively in 2017.
by Algemeiner Staff