USI Public Safety is investigating white supremacist flyers that are reappearing on vehicles in the university’s parking lot. The flyer, which reads “Proud to be white?”, appeared on several vehicles at USI in the lot between the Health Professions/ Science buildings and the Children’s Center.
This isn’t the first time racist flyers appeared on USI’s campus. Back in November 2018, a student took to Facebook showing the image of a racist flyer which reads “Hey, White Man…Just what is it gonna take to get you to fight back?”. The flyer depicts an anti-Black caricature holding a white woman with a white man on looking in the background.
According to 44News reporter Noah Alatza, the posters originated from Creative Alliance, a far-right white nationalist group. It is described as “a self-styled religious organization, the Creativity Movement incessantly promotes what it sees as the inherent superiority and “creativity” of the white race — about the only tenets there are to its supposed “theology.”
“It’s concerning to know there are people like that in the world and even so close to home,” says Colin McDuffee, USI student.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff says they were notified about the nearly 40 flyers on the cars in the parking lots between the Health Professions/Science Buildings and the Children’s Center.
The school released a statement Wednesday saying in part, “This type of rhetoric is not condoned on our campus…While we value Freedom of Inquiry and Expression as essential to a higher education experience, we will not tolerate materials that violate our university policy on solicitation.”
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and USI officials are investigating the incident.
Photo courtesy: Professor Paul Doss