The three main White-Nationalist groups are the American Vanguard, Identity Evropa, and the American Renaissance. These groups are dispersing fliers with racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim messages to recruit other members and spread a hateful message. The photo in the background is a flier distributed on Texas St and the University of Massachusetts's campuses and is an example for the kind of message these hate organizations are trying to send.
How can groups get away with such hateful propaganda?
White-Nationalist groups hide behind the First Amendment and the right to free speech when spreading their message. Colleges are stuck in a sticky situation where there is little to prevent groups from posting fliers without stepping on the group's right to free speech. And most of the fliers involved are not sinister enough to be considered hate crimes or the individual putting up the fliers remains anonymous and therefore cannot be tracked by police.
This issue is not confined to one area of the nation either. There have been reports of heinous fliers being posted at colleges around the country such as Emerson, UMass, the University of Chicago, UCLA, Texas State University, Rutgers, NC State, Fordham, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland just to name a few.
College campuses are meant to be an inclusive environment, but with the drastic rise in White-Nationalist posters some individuals are being targeted by these radical groups. When students go off to college, that individual should expect to feel safe while pursuing a higher education, but many are feeling less safe with the increase of hate spreading propaganda.