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Rise in racist propaganda on college campuses/Child Abuse

Written by Radio Smart Talk | Mar 30, 2018 4:25 AM


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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, March 30, 2018:

White supremacist groups are recruiting on college campuses more than ever before. Pennsylvania ranked third, behind only Texas and California, among states that have been targeted with white supremacist propaganda. 

According to the Anti-Defamation League's Center of Extremism, the amount of white supremacist propaganda on university campuses has increased by 258% between the fall of 2016 and the fall of 2017. The ADL has recorded 346 incidents of hate propaganda spread throughout 216 campuses across 44 states and Washington D.C. That includes 18 campuses in Pennsylvania including: the University of Pennsylvania, Temple, Drexel, Elizabethtown College, Kutztown, Millersville, Penn State, Pittsburgh and York College. The ADL says a group called Identity Evropa is the main culprit, accounting for 158 of the 346 incidents nation-wide, but other groups are also responsible. 

Appearing on Friday's Smart Talk are Mark Potok, the former senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and Dr. Frederika Schmitt, a sociologist and criminologist from Millersville University who focuses on inequality.

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Dr. Frederika Schmitt, Millersville University

Also, 4,416 blue ribbon flags and 46 black flags will be planted at the State Capitol this weekend.  It's a solemn reminder of the number of children who were victims of child abuse and who died from abuse in Pennsylvania in 2016.  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  On Friday's Smart Talk, we're joined by Angela Liddle, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance and Terry Clark, Administrator with the York County Office of Children, Youth and Families to discuss what can be done to keep kids safe. 

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Host Scott Lamar, Angela Liddle, Terry Clark


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