(RNS) — White supremacist groups doubled down on colleges and universities across the country in 2019, blanketing campuses and off-campus haunts with propaganda, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.
The report found a total of 2,713 cases of leafleting on and off campus — an average of more than seven per day — nationwide, compared with 1,214 in 2018. That makes it the highest year on record for such activity in the United States.
But while white supremacist groups are using old-fashioned methods — plastering buildings, bulletin boards and bridge overhangs with flyers, stickers, posters and banners — their messages are far more subtle, the report says.
Instead of overtly targeting Jews, Muslims, blacks and other ethnic groups, the largest