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Student tries to start white-pride group at Towson University

Monday - 9/10/2012, 6:49am  ET

WASHINGTON - White students who feel discrimination because of their race may get a support group at Towson University.

Senior Matthew Heimbach is trying to launch a white-pride organization on campus, The Baltimore Sun reports.

He says the group would provide a positive view of white identity but would not disparage others.

Heimbach is not new to testing the boundaries of free speech and tolerance. Previously, he was involved in the Youth for Western Civilization group.

Displays against Islam, same-sex marriage and multicultural education sparked controversy, the paper reports.

It broke apart after losing a faculty sponsor. Now, Heimbach is pursuing affiliation with the Student Government Association.

Affiliation would provide funding and access to university meeting rooms.

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck contributed to this story. Follow Andrew and WTOP on Twitter. (Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)