Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Fuentes has decided he’s had enough of Boston University after attending the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend which motivated his fellow classmates to issue him death threats.
Formerly a political science major, Fuentes said the consistent hate he received for his conservative viewpoint caused him to drop the program. Now, he’s dropping college altogether. He says he has no regrets about attending the rally.
“I went to represent this new strain of conservatives, of people in the right wing who are opposed to mass immigration and multiculturalism,” Fuentes told Fox News on Thursday. “For a long time, this existed on the fringes. I thought it was a political victory – we exposed the removal of Confederate statues and this disenfranchised group of white males.”
Boston University confirmed to Fox News that Fuentes has indeed left the school, but defended themselves saying that “the safety and security of our students is our highest priority.”
Fuentes feels he represents the younger generation that will help eliminate the old white man as the image of the alt-right, “like Pat Buchanan and Samuel Francis.”
“We have basically been told our whole lives that white people are racist and evil and should be erased,” Fuentes explained. “We have basically been told that it is a crime to be born a white male.”
Fuentes defended the sentiment of many of the people at the Charlottesville rally, saying the media has focused solely on the one who waved a Nazi flag. He said they aren’t violent, only “preservationist.”
“The picture the media keeps using is of one person with a Nazi flag. There were more than one thousand there who didn’t have Nazi flags,” Fuentes said. “The vast majority of people there were regular, decent people. I didn’t meet a single violent person. Our side is just preservationist.”
Fuentes made the mistake of making his presence at the rally known on social media.
“I suddenly got dozens of messages on Twitter and Facebook telling me to go and kill myself and that if they see me they will beat the sh– out of me … stuff of that nature,” he said. “At least 10 to 20 of them were death threats.”
He said he still staunchly believes in the alt-right but doesn’t think he’ll be attending more rallies anytime soon.
“Everyone is a little shaken up,” Fuentes added. “The political climate has become so intense and so violent and toxic.”
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