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Identity Evropa posters removed from Spokane Falls Community College

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

 (Nathanael Massey / The Spokesman-Review)
(Nathanael Massey / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Posters advertising prominent white supremacist group Identity Evropa were removed Tuesday from the Spokane Falls Community College campus.

In an email circulated to SFCC faculty and staff, Acting President Nancy Szofran said the college “followed our procedures for the removal of posters that are not time stamped.”

None of the material included in the posters rose to the level of hate speech or posed a discernible threat to the campus community, Szofran wrote. However, “while we respect the rights of people to peaceably assemble and exercise free speech, we reject the anti-American and racist beliefs and violent actions promoted by groups such as the neo-Nazis and white supremacists,” she wrote. “We stand in solidarity with everyone in our community who opposes racism and discrimination of any type.”

Identity Evropa embraces and elevates Euro-centric identity, while taking an absolute stance against immigration and multiculturalism. It is identified as a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation Legue and a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The group targets colleges and universities nationwide for recruitment of new members.

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