An official at UMass Boston says the school is trying to stamp out white-supremacy posters that have been appearing on campus in recent days.
In an e-mail to the school community today, Provost Winston Langley writes that a group, which he does not identify, has been sneaking around the campus at night posting "intimidating flyers" that are causing "anxiety and anger."
The University of Massachusetts Boston, consistent with its identity, is an open forum for ideas, theories, beliefs, orientations, experiences, and commitments. The university, however, rejects modes of exchange that circumvent its standards of openness and that surreptitiously seek to intimidate its students, faculty, staff or visitors. In particular, the university rejects all forms of racism, ethnocentrism, and invidious discrimination.
Intimidation of any member of our community is intimidation of all members. We stand in solidarity.
Langley did not mention the group or cite specific language from the flyers, but based on this tweet, they're the work of a group called Identity Evropa, a California-based white supremacist group founded by a guy who served five years in prison for robbing an foreign-born cab driver at gunpoint. He's also a big fan of David Duke and punchable Nazi Richard Spencer.
Similar posters have gone up at UMass Amherst and Mt. Holyoke as well.