Southern Methodist University Papered in Racist, ‘Alt-Right’ Fliers

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By Emily Zanotti | 2:53 pm, November 16, 2016

A second school, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, was papered with racist, white supremacist posters this week.

On Monday, students at the University of Michigan woke up to find anti-immigrant fliers plastered  around their campus common areas. At SMU, the fliers, which encouraged women not to date black men, were pasted in several stairwells in campus dormitory buildings.


The posters, which claim that African Americans have lower IQ and a greater propensity towards violence, appear to be printed off a white supremacist website that the Dallas Observer claims is “popular with the alt-right.” The same site features a collection of overtly racist literature—and encourages its visitors to print the fliers off and paste them up in public spaces.

The fliers found on SMU’s campus also bear a watermark from the website Radix Journal. Radix’s editor-in-chief is credited with coining the term “alternative right” or “alt-right.”

SMU’s administration released a statement late Tuesday afternoon telling students: “SMU condemns the racist and hateful message in these fliers. These messages have no place at SMU and are in opposition to SMU’s values and commitment to an environment free from discrimination.”

SMU also plans to hold a townhall-style meeting for students and faculty this weekend, to discuss the incident.