Communist handouts appear on New Trier campus during controversial seminar
Communist handouts allegedly appeared on campus at New Trier High School today during a controversial day-long seminar on racism that many have accused of spreading left-wing propaganda.
"The Revolution Club upholds, lives by and fights for the following principles," according to the flier attributed to the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party. "We base ourselves on and strive to represent the highest interests of humanity: revolution and communism."
The flier accuses President Donald Trump of an "overall offensive against black people" and includes "Points of Attention for the Revolution."
Despite the fliers' presence -- distributed by an unknown source among students at the school -- New Trier Board President Greg Robitaille stated that he had “no evidence” of the seminar being intended to promote a particular political or ideological scheme.
Dan Proft, senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute and a principle of Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which owns this publication, took to Twitter to respond to express his frustration with the situation.
"That communists feel comfortable passing out to New Trier students should tell you something," Proft posted to his account.
Proft followed that comment up with a photo of the flier, which inspired retaliation from New Trier.
"Not true," according to a recent post on the high school's Twitter page. "A group unrelated to seminar day passed out that flyer [SIC] on the public sidewalk. They had nothing to do with New Trier."
But Proft did not back down.
"Never said it was the admin passing," Proft said. "But it is true that the passing was happening on campus and that communists feel comfortable passing out their propaganda on the campus of New Trier should tell you something."
This incident is one of a series of controversies that have plagued the event from the time it was first announced.
See a copy of the handout below.