Wright State University has removed signs for a known white supremacist group that were recently posted on campus.
Posters for the group Identity Evropa first appeared on at the university’s main campus last weekend and were promptly removed, according to a WSU email sent to students Wednesday. The university believes the posters — which violate the school’s poster policy — were displayed in an attempt to recruit new members for the organization.
Both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-defamation League identify Identity Evropa as a neo-Nazi organization. The group is known for having posted signs on other college campuses in recent years, including the University of Cincinnati.
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“We’ve spoken to several students this week who are concerned, frustrated, and scared about the discovery of these posters. Your feelings are valid,” stated an email from interim vice president of student affairs Gary Dickstein.
Dickstein and interim chief diversity officer Lindsay Miller encouraged students to report any incidents that concern them to campus police. They also told students that resources are available to them through the school’s office of equity and inclusion and its its identity and cultural center.
“Wright State does not support the actions or messages from groups like these and will do everything in its power to protect its community when it is targeted by them,” Dickstein and Miller wrote.
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