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WSU Group Extols Western Culture

From the Microsoft Fan Club to the Breakdancing Club to the Humans vs. Zombies Club, students at Washington State University have a broad choice of extracurricular activities. One of the more controversial clubs is WSU's chapter of Youth for Western Civilization, a national group headquartered in Arlington, Va. YWC member Phil Tignino, a senior political science major, said he and other members have been called racists and bigots. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights firm, he calls "a shake-down racket that just likes to scold people who are right of communist," said YWC is a hate group. According to an online description, the club's purpose is to preserve and advance western civilization and culture while exposing and combating the destructive elements that are trying to bring the West down, including liberalism and neo-conservativism/Kelsey Husky, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Is a campus organization, like Youth for Western Civilization, automatically racist, if it advocates for western civilization and culture?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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