Tarrant County College's White Student Union Debuts on National Hate-Group List

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Richard Railey
Just so there's no confusion, the White Student Union of Tarrant County College never had any official connection to Tarrant County College. The group was founded a little more than a year ago by Richard Railey, a 56-year-old white supremacist who happened taking classes there. There was nothing for the school to do but ask Railey to include a disclaimer "Not an officially chartered or school sanctioned club") and tweak the name to avoid confusion. (it's now simply the White Student Union of Tarrant County).

The Tarrant County GOP also made clear it wanted nothing to do with the organization (in the past it has counted Railey as a precinct chair). Ronald Reagan, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, all of whom Railey claims as ideological allies, would no doubt have the same reaction.

Nor, it seems, did Railey's fellow students thrill to his message, which had a little to do with a specific program aimed at boosting academic achievement among minority students and very much to do with white people being awesome. The registration table he set up on campus last spring apparently garnered little interest.

See also: Fifty-Six Year Old Community College Student and Republican Precinct Chair Wants a White Student Union at Tarrant County College

The group's Facebook page and blog have been dormant for 10 months and 16 months, respectively.

That's not to say that WSU has accomplished nothing. According to Facebook, it created button designs, which may or may not been turned into actual buttons:

WhiteStudentUnionButtons.png

Also, the White Student Union of Tarrant County is now officially a hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's annual roundup of (mostly) right-wing extremist groups.

What purpose it serves to lump what appears to be the more or less defunct pet project of one middle-aged dude at a mid-sized community college together with neo-Nazis and violent separatists isn't quite clear. Perhaps the hate-group designation will be enough to spur interest in the group.

If so, WSU will have to harness it without its charismatic founder, according to his personal Facebook page, he graduated from Tarrant County College in December with an associate's in IT security.

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chuckiechan
chuckiechan

All white people are presumed to be racist. After all, how many non whites use sunscreen to keep their kids "bread white" so as to not be confused with "others".


Dude, the revolution is coming... LOL

LovingPerson
LovingPerson

i'm not sure that guy in the background on the button is white? 

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

a quick google image search shows the image showing up on 5 blog posts from 4 different blogs about employee retention and 5 different articles about babies.


Probably unlicensed imagery.

wcvemail
wcvemail

Somebody with more follow-through than me should clip and run the four-person photo through Tineye, see where that photo was lifted from -- I'll bet Shutterstock or some other generic-photo licensing business would like to know.

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

Is it a hate list or a I'm just not very fond of you list?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

The SPLC does a grand job of identifying and listing various hate, separatist and extremist groups on the right, but fails to identify any of the hate groups on the left.  From eco-terror (hate/extremist) to Occupy (separatist/anti-government), SPLC seems to be completely oblivious to an entire spectrum of criminals.  Hey, to each his own, but for those of us in the middle, SPLC just appears to be the Sinn Fein to the left's batch of loonies and crazies.

tdkisok
tdkisok

OK commentators.......get ready for some racism!!!

ruddski
ruddski

As long as the little boy and his little club doesn't bother anyone, should anyone care?

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

shouldn't there be a 'group' to qualify as a hate group? and how did DO commenters not make that list?

Granny
Granny

@wcvemail  It appears on 127 web sites, dating back to 2010.


ruddski
ruddski

@bvckvs

You'll note that it was previous to this latest endeavor, and that every notable group has distanced themselves?

ruddski
ruddski

@Look

It's a restaurant menu.

ruddski
ruddski

@RT

As I understood it, Occupy was essentially for greater government control, in order to more properly re-distribute American money. This was why Obama, Pelosi, and even Jim Schutze were enthusiastic about the movement.

Remember, all the SDS-Yippie type folks of the past are/were primarily Statists, they just wanted to control the state. Scratch a lib, find a totalitarian. Viva Fidel!

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@RTGolden1

do you view black seperatists as "on the left"? SPLC labels these groups as a hate group, as they also do with a latino seperatist group.

The SPLC also labels the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front as hate groups.

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkisok

4 hours and 38 comments later, and you're not looking very prescient, amigo.

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkiosk

I hate whitey, that's why I spend so much time in Florida, working on my tan.

dingo
dingo

@ChrisYu  

Including those labelled as racists to discredit the facts they present instead of including only actual racists would diminish the SPLC's already shaky credibility.


The SPLC attempts to paint the Tea Party as a hate group because the Tea Party stands principally for a smaller federal government and a reduction in the massive federal debt.

By SPLC's own definition, a hate group is racist, criminal or violent. So by their logic, the belief that government should live within its own means is racist, criminal or violent.

ruddski
ruddski

@James080

"Sometimes mistakes are made alright - look at how many time Obama has had to change the AHCA because of the negative effect on upcoming elections.

dingo
dingo

@ruddski  

Every notable group except ALL republicans according to bvckvs.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@ruddski

As I understood it, Occupy was essentially for greater government control, in order to more properly re-distribute American money

As the Occupy groups were not formally organized with no set manifest or established goals, it's tough to say specifically what it was or wasn't.

my memory is it began in NYC across from the NYSE as a statement against the entanglement of corporate interests and the government, a finger shot at the "too big to fail" mindset. IOW stop protecting corporate interests and start protecting the common person.

not so sure it had anything to do with redistribution of money....

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ruddski  How much has the oil lobby been able to "re-distribute"?  Or ConAgra? 

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@mavdog @RTGolden1those ideologies and groups did not come up on my cursory search of the site.  I stand corrected.  I was specifically looking for the eco/animal groups, the minority separatist groups have gone so far around the far end of the left, they've wound up on the right almost.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ruddski  


Dude, don't you have a girlfriend? I mean....I'm flattered and shit, but........

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkiosk

So, this guy has an army?

ruddski
ruddski

@Credible

With every Tom, Dick, Harry and Sinead shaving their heads these days, you'd think these guys would find a more distinctive way to stand apart from the crowd.

Maybe gold metal-flake heads?

ruddski
ruddski

@Dingo

I hate Harry Reid, if I can find another like-minded nutter, maybe we can get on the list! Do you get discounts and stuff like that?

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dingo

"The SPLC attempts to paint the Tea Party as a hate group because the Tea Party stands principally for a smaller federal government and a reduction in the massive federal debt."

not very accurate at all. The SPLC references specific actions by various groups within the Tea Party umbrella that are inciting hate against minorities. the reports have nothing to do with the political agenda of "a smaller federal govenment" or criticism of "a reduction in the massive federal debt".

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/?s=Tea+Party&submit=


ruddski
ruddski

@James

Sanders gets facts exactly backwards by design, it's one of the reasons he lost his "Education Correspondent" gig at the Dallas Examiner, and had all posts and comments scrubbed from their site.

The guy gives trolling a bad name.

James080
James080

@bvckvs @James080  

Do you have a problem with reading comprehension, or are you merely succeeding at appearing stupid?

The quote "Tarrant County GOP also made clear it wanted nothing to do with the organization (in the past it has counted Railey as a precinct chair)" makes it reasonably clear Railey's days as a precinct chair preceded his creation of his one man white student club.

ruddski
ruddski

Sanders has his chronology backwards.

ruddski
ruddski

@Mavdog

I find the video hilarious, but you know me, I'm on the list! I'm into Buycotts, not Boycotts anyway.

As for Bush Regime, have a little stroll down memory lane...

https://www.google.com/#q=bush+regime

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@mavdog @ruddskiWait..... what?  The regime had something to do with the Broncos losing the Super Bowl?  Nah, not buying it.  Denver traded the football messiah for a mere pigskin prophet, that's why they lost.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@ruddski

you must have hung out with some interesting people during the Bush era, don't recall anyone using the word "regime" to describe it.

apparently you don't see this "boycott Israel" bullshit as the serious problem it truly is.....nothing to laugh about IMHO.

ruddski
ruddski

@mavdog

I use the term "regime" because it became popular in the Bush era, why mess with tradition?

The rest of your reply is almost as hysterical (in the menopausal sense) as, well, this:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=krDHn8KDgLw

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@ruddski

"disappeared when it became an embarrassment to the regime"

wow, it's so surprising that you would say something like that.....shocking, absolutely shocking.

I hear the "regime" is responsible for the Malaysian Airlines crash. And the 'regime" is responsible for Dale Earnhart, Jr. coming in 2nd at Las Vegas. And the Broncos losing the Super Bowl. Oh, and for the last Arctic cold front, too....

ruddski
ruddski

@mav

Yep, they wanted to re-distribute the assets of the one percenters, like their parents.

Then the bums of Zuccotti started to consider the occupies as the one percent, things got confusing, or should I say, more confusing.

As I said recently, Occupy was essentially disappeared when it became an embarrassment to the regime and other initial enthusiasts.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

One thing I did like about Donna, and Barbra Billingsley for that matter, they always dressed properly, and knew their place in a man's world, which was primarily in the kitchen.

No way they would have joined some nutter commie dupe org like Students for a Dumbass Society.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

Corporations employ people, but you knew that...

Now, you can give a man money to start a fishing company, or you can just buy him fish every week.

ruddski
ruddski

@Myrna

To me personally as an ExxonMobil stockholder, a rather tidy sum. And I didn't even have to camp out with bums..

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@RTGolden1

the political sprectrum is a circle, and yes these seperatist groups have much in common with the radical right. thank goodness their hatred for each other will keep them from joining together...

there's been a lot of discussion on the environmental groups, for instance does PETA belong on the list? IMHO they don't go so far in actions to be included. I also do not view Greenpeace as an extremist group, and they certainly have not engaged in violent behavior.

ruddski
ruddski

@tdkisok

Does it annoy you when I mock your stupidity?

You should be used to it by now. Where are all the racist comments?

thedaintytyrant
thedaintytyrant

@ruddski

The only crowds this guy draws is at the homeless shelter where he landed after being convicted of DWI. 

ruddski
ruddski

@Credible

I can think of another guy who drew big crowds in Berlin, and he wasn't talking about tearing down walls.

dingo
dingo

@ruddski  

I think that hate group would also include most democrats facing tight reelection in 2014. They have to shudder every time that weasel steps in front of microphone and graces voters with his unassailable cogency.

ruddski
ruddski

@LOOK

Donna was never much to look at to begin with, so I never followed her career. But judging by your really clever anon-de-plume, you're following mine. Do you want an 8x10 glossy? Autographs are ten bucks extra, but if you manage to make at least one clever flame, I'll cut the price to twenty bucks extra.

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@ruddski I hate Donna Reed.  She has made so many bad decision in her career.  And now look at her.


I mean LOOK at her!  

dingo
dingo

@mavdog  

"not very accurate at all. The SPLC references specific actions by various groups within the Tea Party umbrella that are inciting hate against minorities.  "


They also blur the line between hate groups and the Tea Party:

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The Year in Hate and Extremism

"Enormous antipathy toward Obama clearly drove the surge in radical groups, not to mention boosting the Tea Party groups that took off in 2009 and various far-right politicians, that may now have ended. Their anger was not directed only at Obama, but at the demographic change he represented — the Census Bureau has predicted that whites will lose their white majority in the United States by 2043" 

In associating Hate groups, radicals and "anger" with the Tea Party, the SPLC seeks to tar them with the same brush.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2014/spring/The-Year-in-Hate-and-Extremism
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