Fax machines and printers at the University of Massachusetts became hosts to an unwanted guest this past Thursday morning: A flyer asking “White man are you sick and tired of the Jews destroying your country through mass immigration and degeneracy?”
UMass police and campus Information Technology authorities are “actively investigating” the incident.
The apparent hacking follows reports in February of three swastikas discovered around campus, and in December photos depicting a “Nazis vs. Jews” beer pong game.
In an email distributed to the campus community Thursday afternoon, UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy called the flyer “hate-filled, racist and anti-Semitic.”
“As a campus community, we condemn this cowardly and hateful act. This despicable incident reminds us that we must not be complacent as we continue to strive for a society that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity – a society where everyone feels safe and welcome,” Subbaswamy said in the email.
The message printed on the flyer called for white men to join “the struggle for global white supremacy” by joining a particular anti-Semitic group.
At least one copy of the flyer was discovered in the printer of the Integrative Learning Center’s Ziff Gallery at 8:05 on Thursday morning, according to a Post-It note attached to the flyer. The flyer was left face down on the receptionist’s desk with the note attached.
Several other printers and fax machines around campus also received the flyer according to the email, which said the flyer appears to have been transmitted from an off-campus location.
The flyer also featured two swastikas. The group listed on the flyer has been identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, according to Subbaswamy’s email.
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