White nationalist Jared Taylor to speak at ASU amid growing condemnation


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Jared Taylor is scheduled to speak at ASU on Sept. 2

Kye Graves, Reporter

Jared Taylor is a self-described “white advocate.”

He is known as the founder of the New Century Foundation as well as editor for its brainchild, the American Renaissance magazine. The magazine published its last physical copy in 2012 shifting its focus entirely online.

The website appears to serve as the living representation of what Taylor advocates…”white identity politics.”

Accompanied by large amounts of racist agit-prop, community blog posts and all white dating sites are advertisements for a slew of racist literature such as “The Blackening of Europe: Immigration, Islam & The Migrant Crisis”, “White Identity Politics”, or “A Dissident’s Guide to Blacks and Africa”.

“Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.” Taylor said in a 2005 issue of the American Renaissance.

This is what Taylor believes.

Taylor is scheduled to speak on Sept. 2  at ASU for an event orchestrated by ASU’s College Republicans United (CRU).

“ASU permits registered student organizations to host guest speakers and use university facilities for student events. The presence of an invited speaker on campus does not in any way imply university endorsement,” said ASU spokesperson, Jay Thorne.

It isn’t the first time that CRU at ASU have come under fire.  Just last year, the organization hosted a speaking engagement for a popular white supremacist vlogger, Vincent James Foxx.

A story broke in 2019 about the same university group (CRU) when leaked messages arose containing rampant antisemitism, homophobia and racism taking place among its leaders.

In response to the announcement of Taylor’s appearance however, other conservative groups at Arizona State have come forward to condemn the CRU.

“While we loathe to give CRU – a bigoted, illegitimate splinter group that consistently undermines and blasphemes the principles of the Republican Party – any recognition, we refuse to let an organization with no ties to the Arizona Republican Party define what Republicans at Arizona State stand for,” College Republican President Isaac Humrich said in a statement posted to the College Republicans at ASU Twitter.

While the statement serves as an attempt to rebuke some of the ideologies that fester within the CRU, saying that the CRU have no ties to the Arizona Republican Party—may be up for debate— when numerous reports have surfaced over disturbing endorsements of antisemitic individuals by Arizona Republican candidates that are currently running for office.