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‘White Pride’ Messages Create Debate At Towson University

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Towson University administrators say they don’t plan any action against a student group that chalked “White Pride” messages around campus.

The group, Youth for Western Civilization, chalked messages that included those words at several campus locations last weekend. Some students say they were offended by the messages and consider them racist. Hundreds of students discussed the messages at a heated meeting Thursday night.

The group’s president, Matthew Heimbach, denies any racist intent, but says students who are white should be proud of their
heritage. The chapter is part of a national group that is represented on certain campuses around the country.

Towson administrators say they want to be respectful of free speech rights and aren’t planning any punishment, though they do
plan to review the school’s chalking policy.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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