Last night, Jared Taylor presented the case for white identity before a packed crowd at Towson University, where the reserved room’s 200-person capacity was reached early, and a long line of hopeful attendees had to be turned away.
Mr. Taylor argued that white students, and white Americans in general, have legitimate racial interests that are worth defending. Chief among them are ending racial preferences in universities and the workplace and stopping mass immigration.
Mr. Taylor pointed out that when non-whites “celebrate diversity,” they are celebrating their increasing numbers and influence at the expense of whites. It is absurd for whites to celebrate the same. Further, he said diversity is not a strength, but in fact a source of tension and conflict wherever it is found. Mr. Taylor gave prepared remarks for half an hour before fielding an hour’s worth of questions.
The Towson White Student Union (WSU), which organized the event, has been a source of significant controversy both on campus and nationally for asserting whites’ right to organize in defense of their own interests. Matt Heimbach, president of the WSU, says the group faced an uphill battle to host the event:
The administration [at Towson University] required us to pay nearly $1,300 for security, an unconstitutional fee that is never assessed when the Black Student Union hosts speakers, not to mention the $350 room fee, which would have been waived if the “liberal” and “tolerant” faculty at Towson would produce a single member willing to act as our advisor. Our rights to speak and assemble were challenged at every turn.
Thanks to the generosity of AR readers, we were able to raise the money and overcome the administration’s hurdles. We will make the complete video of the event available soon.
Many thanks to our donors and to Matt Heimbach and the WSU for making the event a success.