White Student Organization at Michigan State University Classified as a Hate Group

The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama, reportedly has decided to list the Michigan State University chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom as a hate group. The center issues an annual report on hate group activity in the United States, compiling a roster of all known hate groups in the nation.

The designation of the YAF as a hate group came about after the chapter held a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day” and an antigay rally where students carried signs which read “Straight Power” and “End Faggotry.”

On the national level, Young Americans for Freedom has been a strong opponent of affirmative action in college admissions. The group has frequently harassed Brandeis University professor Anita Hill when she makes speaking appearances on college campuses.