Keeping the White Man Down
Because white men have such a tough time catching a break in this world, Richard Railey, a Republican precinct chair in district 1056, is trying to start a White Student Union at Tarrant County College. In addition to a being a Republican party official and self-described Tea Party member, the 56-year-old, who refers to himself as “Mstr Rick,” is also a prominent blogger. On his blog, Mstr Rick Says It’s So…, he blogs about White Nationalism and other related topics.
On the as-of-yet sanctioned organization’s website, he describes the group as “an ethnocentric campus club open to all current or former students, employees, staff, and administrators from any Tarrant County campus located throughout the Fort Worth Metro area.”
The group, according to the site, will “gather weekly to advance common ideas and goals in scholastic achievement, assistance in acquiring financial aid, resume writing, job placement, and networking within the white business community for receptive potential employers.”
Railey was first introduced to Fort Worth Weekly readers last year, when he complained about an issue of Ebony Magazine on a table near a polling station. He told the Weekly that he believed the magazine was strategically placed so voters could see it, in “an attempt to intimidate, bully, and threaten white voters,” he said.
His beef with TCC started after he was denied a TCC Foundation Scholarship, because it was reserved for “diversity applicants.”
He filed a racial discrimination complaint against TCC when he was not allowed to participate in the “Men of Color” mentoring event, which is a little like filing an age discrimination lawsuit for being denied a chance to sit on Santa’s lap at Christmas.
He released a press release that alleged school officials, “colluded, conspired, and schemed to purposefully, willfully, and with malice to have separately and jointly exercised conduct directed against my person based on race for the purposes of debasement, intimidation, bullying, and harassment, at a level of severity that has affected my ability to participate and/or benefit from my educational program at Tarrant County College.”
According to school officials, Railey hasn’t filed any of the paperwork to make his White Student Union a recognized student organization.
But, hey, at least he’s getting some attention, right?