A white supremacist walked through a crowd of people awaiting a speech by Richard Spencer at the U. of Florida in October. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Colleges and universities are experiencing a surge in leaflets and posters from white supremacist groups, according to a report released today. White supremacist propaganda on college and university campuses increased more than 258 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, according to a new report released by the Anti-Defamation League.

“White supremacists are targeting college campuses like never before,” the Anti-Defamation League’s chief executive, Jonathan Greenblatt, said in a news release. “They see campuses as a fertile recruiting ground, as evident by the unprecedented volume of propagandist activity designed to recruit young people to support their vile ideology.”

After the November 2016 elections, colleges saw a widely reported spike in white-supremacist flier-posting and hate-inspired incidents, the report said. Texas colleges and universities have seen more such incidents than those in any other state, the ADL found.

Written by Madison365 staff