Some of you may remember Kyle Bristow, the neo-Nazi racist jerk who used to run the YAF chapter at Michigan State and is now at University of Toledo going to law school. And that law school, far from apparently being embarrassed by him, is actually promoting him — and leaving out a lot of details while doing it. He represented the school on a Constitution Day panel on constitutional issues. And this is the bio they offer of him:
Kyle Bristow, a third-year student in the UT College of Law, is a prominent conservative activist who has received national media attention. As an undergraduate student at Michigan State University, he was chair of the university’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. He also wrote a fiction book that raises an alternative proposal to the native people of America.
That’s just a bit sanitized. The MSU YAF chapter was, at least at that time, a collection of little proto-fascists led by Bristow. During his time there he brought in neo-Nazi speakers like Nick Griffin and Paul Fromm and palled around with Preston Wiginton, a Nazi skinhead who brags about “stomping muds” — that would be dark-skinned people.
Now you know me, I’m a First Amendment absolutist. Bristow absolutely has the right to speak out on his views and write and say such vile things and it is absolutely protected. But that doesn’t mean the University of Toledo has to promote him and pretend that he isn’t a racist and a fascist. And I think they should hear about it.