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On Move-In Day, White Nationalist Material Found Posted On SDSU Campus

The Women's Resource Center and Pride Center at San Diego State University is...

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Above: The Women's Resource Center and Pride Center at San Diego State University is pictured, August 22, 2019.

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The university says the material was posted at some point Wednesday night or Thursday morning at several locations on campus, including the Women’s Resource Center and Pride Center.

Aired: August 23, 2019 | Transcript

On the first day of students moving in to on-campus housing Thursday, fliers and stickers promoting the “ideologies of white nationalist hate groups” were found posted on the San Diego State University campus.

The university says the material was posted at some point Wednesday night or Thursday morning at several locations on campus, including the Women’s Resource Center and Pride Center.

The university denounced the material in a strongly-worded statement.

“We reject the hatred and intolerance these fliers and stickers attempted to promote,” read the statement from J. Luke Wood, the university’s chief diversity officer. “This is particularly appalling as it appears timed with our welcoming of new students and employees to our campus.”

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The fliers and stickers were discovered and immediately reported by staff members, the statement said. The specific nature of the material is unknown, other than that they depicted white nationalist ideology.

Students at the Pride Center told KPBS that campus police were already removing the stickers when they arrived on campus.

This was not the first time SDSU experienced hate speech on campus this year. In May, a student was arrested for allegedly making racist threats against a fellow student on social media.

In April, the school's Black Resource Center was broken into and vandalized. In March, a person outside the building record a video where a group of young men was seen driving off-camera shouting a racial slur.

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