SOCIETY: There Goes The Neighborhood
Guess what? There's a genuine hate group right here in my own backyard!
A list of national hate groups produced by an internationally known civil rights organization now includes the name of MSU's chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, the first university-affiliated group to be placed on the list.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's annual Hate Group list, which names more than 800 groups in the country and 25 in Michigan, is predominantly symbolic and does not imply any consequences or penalties.
This is probably just a simple misunderstanding, and any minute now they--
YAF also has been in the news for attempting to sponsor "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day" on campus. After much controversy and debate, the event was canceled.
What I'm trying to figure out is, why a group with "for Freedom" in its name would be harrassing immigrants or espousing white separatism. It seems to me that if someone really cares about freedom they would be fighting the Bush administration's repeal of Habeus Corpus or its belief that it can hold anyone it wants indefinitely without trial. Maybe the YAF's next press release will explain everything.