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Protest Over White Nationalist Grad Student

April 18, 2019
 
 

Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday held a protest over the revelation in leaked documents that a graduate student is a member of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group, AL.com reported. Identity Evropa has been visible on many campuses, with racially charged posters going up in the middle of the night. But in most of those cases, authorities have determined that the group's members did not actually have ties to campus.

Students in the protest said that the university was too focused on protecting the rights of the grad student and not enough on those who feel threatened by his presence on campus. University officials said that they would take action against any conduct that violates university rules or the law, but that they were limited legally in what they could do about a student's membership in a group, however offensive.

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