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Campus Police Remove White Nationalist Posters at CSUSM

"We strongly condemn language and actions that promote racism," said the university's president

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    Campus Police Remove White Nationalist Posters at CSUSM

    NBC 7's Danny Freeman reports from the campus where students and administrators were reacting to the posters. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018)

    White nationalist posters were found around California State University San Marcos Monday and were quickly taken down by campus police.

    The posters advertised an organization identified as a hate group by several civil rights organizations, according to CSUSM President Karen Haynes.

    She did not name the group.

    “It has been noted that white supremacist groups are increasingly using propaganda like flyers and posters to spread bigoted messages on college campuses across America,” Haynes said.

    The San Diego Union-Tribune described the posters as large stickers that were found on light poles, a bus stop, and on the wall of a campus building.

    At this time, it’s not clear if CSUSM students put them up, according to the school.

    “The discovery of these posters on our campus comes on the heels of two recent horrific shootings,” CSUSM said.

    The school referred to the shootings at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky and at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Both incidents happened last week, totaling 13 deaths.

    “I want to be clear: White supremacy and anti-Semitism, or any other doctrines that expose hate and elevate one group above another, have no place at Cal State San Marcos,” Haynes said.

    To read the university’s full statement, go to its website.