White Power Group Takes Aim at Boston University’s Saida Grundy

Flyers on campus and a hashtag campaign from a white power group call for the assistant professor to be fired.
BU Photo via Olga Khvan, Grundy Photo via Twitter

BU Photo by Olga Khvan, Grundy Photo via Twitter

Updated at 2:20 p.m.: Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said that the school’s police are investigating the posters and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law if they make an arrest.

Previously: A white supremacist group known as the National Youth Front has launched a campaign aimed at Boston University Assistant Professor Saida Grundy. The group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a recent offshoot of the American Freedom Party and specifically targets college campuses.

A July 1 post on the National Youth Front’s website details the so-called #FIREGRUNDY campaign and shows several pictures of flyers posted throughout the campus, both indoors and outdoors. The flyers state “Black Privilege Means Not Being Fired After Saying That White College Males Are A Problem Population.”

Previously, Professor Grundy, who is part of the university’s sociology department, has come under fire for controversial remarks on social media.

The American Freedom Party, the parent group of the National Youth Front, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “is a political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule. The group is now led by a coterie of prominent white nationalists, including corporate lawyer William D. Johnson, virulent anti-Semite Kevin MacDonald and white nationalist radio host James Edwards. David Duke’s former right-hand man, Jamie Kelso, helps with organizing. The party has big plans to run candidates nationwide.”

In an article from earlier this year, the SPLC reports that the National Youth Front is intended to boost recruitment efforts for the American Freedom Party by focusing on colleges. Previous stunts include hanging posters on Arizona State University’s campus that called for a war on immigration. “Using the most recent covers of Charlie Hebdo as a backdrop, the flier was intended to be a call to action and an ominous warning: ‘America is ours, and we are tomorrow,’” the SPLC writes.

With regard to Boston University, the National Youth Front writes on its website:

It seems like every day anti-White hate is being spewed from some hate filled professor without consequence. The trend of terrifying defamation has become unfathomable and intolerable. National Youth Front has already made a stand at ASU over their anti-White hate course entitled “The Problem With Whiteness.” Today we have continued to take a stand.

Operation Grumpy Grundy was completed earlier this morning, calling on Boston University to fire Saida Grundy over her anti-White hate filled remarks about the entire White male student body on social media.

Boston reached out to Boston University for comment and will update the story with any developments.


Chris Sweeney Chris Sweeney, Senior Editor at Boston Magazine csweeney@bostonmagazine.com


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