Posted on November 8, 2018

UMass Students Label ‘Right-Wing Trolls,’ ‘Conservative Apologists’ as ‘THE ENEMY’

Kenneth Nelson, Campus Reform, November 8, 2018

A University of Massachusetts Amherst student group organized a walkout on Wednesday, labeling “right-wing trolls” and “conservative apologists” as “THE ENEMY.”

The UMass Students Against Fascism held a walkout against “right-wing terror” in response to recent developments they see as troubling, including the appointment of “rapist Kavanaugh” to the Supreme Court, as well as anti-Semitic and white supremacist terror attacks throughout the country.


UMass Students Against Fascism described the walkout as a place to honor those murdered recently, as well as a space “to resist fascist violence.” The group included a section labeled “THE ENEMY,” under which read, “Fascists, right-wing trolls, conservative apologists, etc. are not welcome at this event or the LINK event. You have been warned.”

UMass Students Against Fascism also cited an incident that recently took place on campus involving the defacement of a stairwell sign with what appeared to be a Confederate flag. According to the Daily Collegian student newspaper, Dean of Students Cara Appel-Silbaugh wrote in a campus-wide email that “members of color” in the university community “live in fear due to racist threats of violence.”