Identity Evropa, one of the white supremacist groups that participated in the Charlottesville unrest in August, is up to its ugly tricks in South Dakota again. South Dakota State University reported on social media yesterday that the university discovered unauthorized posters from the white supremacist group around campus and “is actively taking them down.”
Even if an Identity Evropa rep applied for permission to post the group’s materials, SDSU would likely say, “No way,” since Identity Evropa’s hate speech likely constitutes harassment under the SDSU Student Conduct Code:
Harassment, as set forth in University Policy 4:4, which includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Conduct toward another person that has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively and subjectively intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment that substantially interferes with the individual’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of a University activity or resource; and
- Other conduct that is extreme and outrageous, exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by polite society and that has the purpose or the substantial likelihood of interfering with another person’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of a University activity or resource [SDSU Student Code of Conduct, updated 2016.09.01].
These anonymous cowards sneaked around postering Black Hills State and Mines last winter. We must now be on the lookout for their litter in East River.