There are organized white supremacists all over the country, including the White House, and they’re trying to attract more young people to their organizations in places like colleges.
Jaden McNeil is a student at Kansas State who is the leader of a group called America First Students.
They’re white nationalists, according to Right Wing Watch, though they’re called “groypers” as a way to rebrand after media got hep to what alt-right means. McNeil also founded a chapter of right-wing youth group Turning Point USA at KS, but parted ways with them because he believes that TPUSA “constantly cedes cultural ground to the Left.”
On Thursday, McNeil tweeted, “Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!”
It was the one month anniversary since Floyd was murdered by Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s next for over eight minutes as he stated over and over that he couldn’t breathe.
absolute psychopath pic.twitter.com/L5j8j8DSmr— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 26, 2020
It’s not surprising that McNeil tweeted something so disgusting and racist, but this time he might actually suffer consequences for it. Floyd’s death sparked protests against racist state violence all across the country, and the Black Lives Matter movement has shown people that they have power when they organize.
Kansas State has been hit with complaints from students and staff, including members of the university football team who have said they want McNeil expelled if KS expects them to play games for the school.
Kansas State President Richard Myers responded on Twitter using the Kansas State’s official account.
We are launching an immediate review of the university’s options. Black Lives Matter at Kansas State University and we will continue to fight for social justice.— K-State (@KState) June 26, 2020
Myers wrote, “The insensitive comments posted by one K-State student hurts our entire community. These divisive statements do not represent for the values of our university. We condemn racism and bigotry in all its forms. We are launching an immediate review of the university’s options. Black Lives Matter at Kansas State University and we will continue to fight for social justice.”
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Kansas State Thomas Lane posted to Twitter on Friday, saying, “I’m aware of the Twitter posting by a K-State student. The lack of basic decency and care for how this post would impact others, especially our Black students, faculty, & staff already emotionally hurting from recent incidents of anti-Black violence is shameful and appalling.”
He continued, “K-State condemns the post in the strongest of terms. It does not reflect who we are as confirmed by the outrage expressed by so many campus community members. Bigotry, prejudice & racism have no place here.”