A white nationalist group called Identity Evropa has launched a campaign to flood colleges and universities across the United States with its propaganda as part of a recruitment campaign aimed at spreading the group's message. On its Facebook page, Identity Evropa describes itself as "an American based identitarian organization dedicated to promoting the interests of People of European Heritage."
The group apparently feels that targeting non-white faculty members at universities is all just part of promoting European heritage. According to Russia Today, Identity Evropa placed flyers specifically on the doors of non-white faculty members at Indiana University. Lauren Robel, the Provost of Indiana University, posted a statement regarding the Identity Evropa flyers on the University's website on February 6, 2017.
"Dear IU Bloomington Community," Robel's statement begins. "Earlier today, I learned of flyers posted on our campus by a group that identifies itself with white supremacy, and which claims in its social media to have posted similar flyers at as many as 30 universities across the country, including universities in California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Posted under cover of darkness, targeting the office doors of faculty members of color or scholars of race and ethnicity, these flyers were clearly meant to intimidate, threaten, scare, and provoke anger among faculty, staff, students and visitors."
Robel goes on to say that Indiana University is working with local police to investigate the incident and that the FBI was also notified.
Charlie Geyh, a law professor at Indiana University, described the flyers as "burning crosses for the 21st century," on his Facebook page.
The Indiana chapter of Identity Evropa has a post bragging about putting up the flyers on its Twitter feed.