Activist Group Says It Has Unmasked Davidson College Student As White Supremacist
Online fury has been building over a female student at Davidson College who was purportedly unmasked as an anti-Semitic, racist Twitter user after a series of her tweets were published Wednesday night by a local activist group.
The group Carolina Workers Collective published multiple screenshots taken from the Twitter account @femanon_, which include postings with anti-Semitic language and praise for the KKK and Adolf Hitler.
"The 1920s were the best decade. I was born in the wrong era," the user wrote alongside photographs of Klan members burning crosses and marching on Washington.
"The only thing Hitler did wrong was making the German National Socialism into a cult of his own personality," another post read.
The user also discussed returning to school to work as a German teaching assistant, joining the school sailing team, and remaining in the military for the next six years.
Since the screenshots were posted, Davidson College, the Army ROTC, and the Davidson College Sailing team have issued statements condemning the language used in the tweets.
"Davidson College condemns bigotry and racism as antithetical to our values and our mission," the college said in a tweet. "We are aware of the information that has understandably raised concern, and the college is on it."
"The situation is being addressed, and there are no threats to campus," read a follow-up tweet from the college. "We, together, stand and will stand against anti-Semitism and bigotry — today and all days."
Similarly, the Army ROTC issued a tweet denouncing the postings and said it was investigating.
"We are currently looking into this and will take action as appropriate," the tweet read. "These message (sic) conveyed in the tweets doesn't represent the values of Army ROTC or the US Army."
The college has not identified the student.
Davidson College Sailing said the student in question would no longer be welcome, writing in a tweet that, "the individuals involved in the recent neo-Nazi media exposure have been disinvited from all future practices, competitions, and social events. Hate of this kind has no place on our team."
Carolina Workers Collective, based in Shelby, describes itself on its Facebook page as "working class resistance to the state, capitalism, and white supremacy through mutual aid and community defense."