(editor’s note: the screencaps with further proof of Mark Neuhoff and his social media accounts expressing his fascist ideas are posted below the text.)
For the past year fascist agitation has been occurring around Virginia Tech. This has included swastika fliers dumped in front of the student Jewish center and posting propaganda of a white supremacist organization known as Identity Europa around campus. There is a fascist threat in our community and they are situated in Virginia Tech and their name is Mark Daniel Neuhoff.
The university has known of this person’s politics for some time yet has done nothing. Virginia Tech professes specific principles they wish to shape their community. One such principle reads, “We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.” Yet Virginia Tech currently employs Neuhoff, a white supremacist teaching assistant in the English Department.
Mark Daniel Neuhoff is a person who violates every aspect of Virginia Tech’s principles, and does so on full display through social media. Who is Mark talking to? Well his 1,830 facebook friends. This list is composed of members of the Alt-Right and White Nationalists from around the globe. He is posting his hatred, disguised as speech to members of White Live Matter, Vanguard America, Traditional Workers Party, Neo-Nazis, and European Far-Right extremists. As a teaching assistant, Mark presides over the academic, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals he chooses to dehumanize and delegitimize through his social media platforms. Students and co-workers are at risk from Mark. They are at risk of being exploited for white nationalist propaganda or oppressed academically simply based on their religion or race. Their physical well-being is at threat, as Mark has brought attention to multiple students attempting to speak out against his hate by posting their images and names to the notorious message board /pol/ on the 4chan website.
Mark’s department faculty and leaders as well as Virginia Tech’s Dean of Students, multiple Vice-Presidents, and even President Sands have been notified of Mark’s dangerous rhetoric. They have also been provided ample evidence of his writings. By failing to take action, Virginia Tech simply amplifies the hatred and danger, empowering Mark and placing his students at an even greater risk of emboldened actions. Virginia Tech fails in both their service to their principles, as well as in living up to their service motto. When a Hokie says, Ut Prosum (That I May Serve), it very well may be that the service is solely dedicated to anti-semitism, racism, and white supremacy. The university bureaucrats only care about the university’s legal liability, we can’t rely on them to solve the fascist threat in our community. We must make it known fascism is not welcome here.