PROVO — During the holiday break, stickers and posters promoting white supremacist propaganda were found on campus, according to a series of tweets from the university.
According to a new anti-defamation league report, white supremacist propaganda is on the rise on college campuses and universities across the country.
“I just feel bad that they feel obligated to publicly state that or vocalized their opinion that way, and I feel bad for anyone who might be offended over it,” said Job Greenall, student at Brigham Young University
During the 2018-2019 school year, ADL documented 313 cases of white supremacist propaganda on campuses — a 7% increase from the 292 recorded during the previous academic year. Students on campus vocalize their opinion on propaganda found at BYU.
“Doesn’t really make me feel very good to know that someone… even of it was a joke or something, that someone would think to do that… because it completely goes against what we believe as a church and as a people and just in general as human beings,” said Alec Vaughan, student at Brigham Young University.
Brigham Young University stands with its supporting institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which states: “White supremacist attitudes are morally wrong and sinful, and we condemn them. Church members who promote or pursue a ‘white culture’ or white supremacy agenda are not in harmony with the teachings of the Church.”
“I think the people who don’t support that or think that it’s a joke should maybe re-evaluate their views on the gospel and their testimony because that’s the second commandment… to love our neighbors like ourselves everyone is equal and we should respect others,” said Callie Knotts, student at Brigham Young University.
University police is currently looking into the issue, and they decline any further comments.