White Supremacist Seeks Post on Board of Trustees of North Idaho College

Stan Hess, a former spokesperson for David Duke’s European-American Unity and Rights Organization, has declared his candidacy for a seat on the board of trustees of North Idaho College in Coeur D’Alene. Any resident of Kootenai County in Idaho can run for a six-year term on the board of the publicly operated college.

Hess, who is organizing a new group called the European-American Human Rights Task Force, calls himself the “white Jesse Jackson.” He claims he is not a racist but a “European activist.” A former anti-war protester during the Vietnam era, Hess says his politics changed in 1975 when he became the victim of a hate crime. While driving a cab in Oakland, he was shot in the face by an African-American man who called him a “white boy.”

If elected to the board of North Idaho College, Hess says that he will try to institute a European-American studies program at the school and to make October European-American Heritage Month.

Blacks are only 0.4 percent of the 5,000-member student body at North Idaho College.