Updated: White supremacist stickers spotted on campus

By on February 7, 2017
The Louisville Cardinal News

By Shelby Brown–

Stickers promoting white supremacist group the Traditionalist Workers’ Party began appearing around campus on Feb. 6, including one outside the Cultural Center.

Students found additional stickers between the Stevenson and Humanities buildings and in the Floyd Garage elevator. It is unknown where the stickers came from.

“It is always disturbing and offensive to see white supremacist flyers or any other type of materials that denigrate or target certain groups on campus,” Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs Mordean Taylor-Archer said, “They depict and promote the worst qualities of humans and are contrary to our core values of diversity, inclusion and social justice. They are even more abhorrent and divisive during the current political climate with immigration ban and at a time when we should be celebrating Black History Month.”

The Traditionalist Workers’ Party is a white nationalist group that promotes white separatism and anti-Semitic rhetoric.

“The safety of our students is always our first priority, but I do not think the flyers are indicators that students, faculty and staff will be in harm’s way,” Taylor-Archer said.

Taylor-Archer and U of L spokesperson John Drees said faculty, students and staff should report these types of flyers or stickers on campus to ULPD.

“We send them copies so that they can investigate and check footage on cameras to see if the perpetrator(s) can be identified and apprehended,” Taylor-Archer said. “We also have a bias incident response team that is available to provide support to students who want to take further action.”

Peaceful protests and counter-demonstrations are being organized in response to the group’s April meeting in Pikeville.

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6 Comments

  1. Mark

    February 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Well when the University has the McConnell Center, what do you expect? I don’t care if he did go to U of L, he supported Donald Trump and all of his alt-right racism. It’s time that the McConnell Center be removed from U of L. For an institution that always harping on cultural diversity it’s a slap in the face to have anything named after that old racist.

    • Aaron Messer

      February 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Please, educate me Mark…Tell me what PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have anything to do with this article. Be as specific as possible regarding the racism you refer. Because based on the article itself, “Louisville citizens plan to rally against the white supremacist group in April. Peaceful protests and counter demonstrations are being organized in response to the group’s meeting in Pikeville.” are the only motivation and therefore this article is completely fictitious ment only to, once again, blame the “privileged whites” which is also hogwasch ment to stir the pot of racial divide. Shelly Brown should be ashamed herself because nothing about the article demistrated an ounce of factual information other than to drawl people in to protest against the Traditionalist Workers’ Party.

      • Mark

        February 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

        The sharp rise in hate crimes across this country since the election of the lying, narcissistic racist in the White House is a clear indicator how these hate groups have been emboldened to carry out acts of violence against minorities. Their propaganda of hate has no place on the U of L campus.

        Mitch McConnell supported Trump throughout the election and just this week quashed debate in the US Senate over the confirmation of a die hard racist to the office of Attorney General. Clearly, McConnell’s actions show that he supports racism. Therefore he is a racist and it is my opinion that anything named after McConnell is inappropriate to be on the U of L campus.

        One of U of L’s greatest assets is it’s cultural diversity. Does the university really want prospective students to be turned off from coming to U of L due the the McConnell Center’s presence on campus? I think not.

        • Aaron Messer

          February 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm

          Dissapointing that you feel that way…Inclusion means all are welcome, whether you believe in there views or not. Whether you agree with them or not…

          “The sharp rise in hate crimes across this country since the election of the lying, narcissistic racist in the White House is a clear indicator how these hate groups have been emboldened to carry out acts of violence against minorities.” This is simply not true…In fact, it is the exact opposite.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJV41gS2c8M
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVO1RhsWAvs
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djx3T9IEc1A

          “Mitch McConnell supported Trump throughout the election and just this week quashed debate in the US Senate over the confirmation of a die hard racist to the office of Attorney General. “So Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are racist by assoication? Unfortunately, you again have the facts wrong. Elizabeth Warren violated Rule 19 of the US senate.

          “One of U of L’s greatest assets is it’s cultural diversity. Does the university really want prospective students to be turned off from coming to U of L due the the McConnell Center’s presence on campus? I think not.”
          The sad dissappointing true is, if my views are not like your, then I will be labeled. UofL’s greatest asset is Inclusion and Diversity. Notice I left out any racial/gender bias term.

  2. Aaron Messer

    February 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    FAKE NEWS!!! Someone is making a speading lies to promote thier agenda! Don’t Buy Into The Rhetoric.

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