Racist flyers reappear at John A. Logan College

John A. Logan College in Carterville (Photo from Facebook)
John A. Logan College in Carterville (Photo from Facebook)

CARTERVILLE — The Southern Illinoisan reported on Monday that racist flyers may have made an appearance seven months after they were last seen at John A. Logan College.

The newspaper reported that about 100 flyers from The Creativity Alliance, also known as the Church of Creativity, a white nationalist group that has ties to Southern Illinois, showed up last week at the community college.

From the Southern Illinoisan:

Steve O’Keefe, who works for JALC’s college relations department, was unequivocal in his response.

“We just want to be clear: We don’t condone it. We don’t tolerate it,” O’Keefe told The Southern Monday. He said as soon as the flyers were reported, they were removed by campus police.

The college was a bit slower to respond last year, when about 50 to 100 flyers proclaiming “It’s Alright to Be White” appeared on campus, but did release a letter condemning hate speech a week after the first incident. O’Keefe said everything in that letter still stands.

According to the newspaper, flyers had also appeared at Southeastern Illinois College in January

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists The Creativity Alliance as a statewide neo-nazi hate group.