Posters Calling Immigrants "Criminals" & Pushing for a "White Nation" Pop Up on College Campus

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White supremacist posters were found across the University of Maryland campus on Monday, and it’s shocking many in the progressive area.

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“A notice to all white Americans: It is your civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens. ...They are criminals. America is a white nation,” reads one flier.

This isn’t the first time students spotted these posters. Over the past three months, three similar fliers have been hung throughout the campus.

“I cannot believe this is taking place today in the U.S., let alone on a college campus in a liberal city like D.C.,” Corey Garlick, a law student, told The Washington Post.

And it’s not just the University of Maryland. Since President Donald Trump’s election, hateful posters have been found in schools throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas. In fact, the Anti-Defamation League, an NGO fighting bigotry and defending democratic ideals and civil rights, has counted more than 100 incidents of racist posters on 60 campuses throughout 25 states, and notes an increase since January.

Just last month, an email was sent to the community at the University of Hartford claiming that "White America is under attack."

Vanguard America, a white supremacist group, told the newspaper it posted the signs at the University of Maryland to “raise awareness.”

Rosanne Hoaas, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Police Department, said they are reviewing security cameras to find out who exactly was responsible.

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“We are concerned and are investigating these acts as hate/bias incidents,” she said.

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