Updated | On Jan. 13, 2021, College Republicans United (CRU) — a far-right student group at Arizona State University — announced on Twitter that they would be hosting speaker Vincent James Foxx on the 25th. Foxx is a California-based white nationalist vlogger who founded the Red Elephants media collective.
He is also a figurehead in the racist “groyper” movement and attended the infamous Jan. 6 rally in Washington D.C. to overturn the election results — though he has denied being present inside the Capitol building.
Foxx founded the Red Elephants website in 2016 with the goal of creating a reliably pro-Trump media outlet. But according to OC Weekly, Foxx routinely spouted racist and antisemitic rhetoric, including declaring on a livestream that “no residue of cyanide was found on any of the walls of any of the alleged [Nazi] gas chambers.”
And in 2019 the Anti-Defamation League included Foxx’s YouTube channel in a list of channels that “disseminate anti-Semitic and white supremacist content.” His channel was banned last year for violating YouTube’s prohibition on hate speech.
Foxx has denied being a white nationalist. However, he frequently demonizes minorities, has expressed opposition to nonwhite immigration and diversity, and associates with known white nationalists, including Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff of Red Ice, and Patriotic Weekly Review co-host Mark Collett.
Foxx was also filmed in 2017 asking a member of the white power Rise Above Movement to recite the “14 Words,” a Neo-Nazi slogan.
In a deleted post from the Red Elephants website from July 2017, Foxx promoted the “Unite the Right” rally — a gathering of hundreds of white supremacists that ultimately turned deadly. “The right can not be immersed with petty online quarrels every time someone decides to call someone out for something they don’t like,” Foxx wrote. “Hopefully this rally will be the cure-all.”
He was even slated to give a speech at the 2020 conference for American Renaissance — an organization founded by white nationalist Jared Taylor. Taylor, for example, once wrote in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that, “Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.”
In the Jan. 23, 2020 article announcing the speaker lineup, Taylor wrote that Foxx “has built up a following of nearly 300,000 for his Red Elephants YouTube channel and is an increasingly inspiring and influential voice for our people.” Although the conference was cancelled, Foxx recently wrote an article about deplatforming for American Renaissance.
Foxx Obsesses Over Race, Crime Statistics, and IQ Scores
Foxx has made multiple videos addressing race, IQ, and crime statistics. He does so in a way that portrays nonwhites — especially Black and Hispanic people — as prone to criminality and with lower IQs on average than white people. He has also promoted the work of academic racists like Charles Murray, co-author of The Bell Curve.
On Sept. 29, 2019, Foxx posted a graph to his Telegram channel labeled “Interracial Violent Crime from 2012 to 2015.” The highest bar on the graph is labeled “Black on White.” On Oct. 15, 2019, he posted a photo of a flier with “13% Does 50%” and a QR code printed on it. “Spotted at Iowa state,” he wrote in a follow-up post.
“13% Does 50%” refers to a racist slogan that implies Black people commit half of all crimes.
He once re-posted a similarly racist meme from Milo Yiannopoulos’ Telegram channel. It depicts Thanos, a Marvel villain, conversing with his young, adopted daughter Gamora. “I reduced the crime rate by 52%,” says Thanos in the first panel. “What did it cost?” Gamora asks, to which Thanos replies “13%.” The implication being that Thanos wiped Black people from existence.
In a Nov. 20, 2019 post he wrote, “Here are some statistics. White men almost never rape black women. Black men frequently rape white women.” In one from Feb. 25, 2020, he posted two pictures side by side. The first depicts a white woman embracing a Black man, while the second purports to show the same woman alone with a black eye. “Is this real?” he wrote. “If so LMAO.”
Foxx promoted the book The Bell Curve — which among other things, posits that IQ differences between white and Black people are genetic in origin — in a Dec. 2018 video called “The Real Science Deniers | 6 Examples of Science Denial by the Left.”
“The science behind The Bell Curve showed that on average the IQ of East Asians is around 107, the average IQ for white people of mostly European descent is around 100, the average IQ for Hispanics is around 88, and the average IQ for Black Americans is around 85,” he said. He claimed that the “main driver [of crime and IQ] is DNA,” and that “serum testosterone differences, IQ, and delayed gratification come to mind instead when trying to find why these gaps in crime rates exist.”
“A perfect example is when looking at which group of rich NFL players are overwhelmingly perpetrators of domestic abuse in the NFL,” he added, displaying a graphic with pictures of five NFL players accused of abuse — all Black.
He put his view of Black (and Hispanic) people bluntly in a Telegram post from Oct. 26, 2019, where he wrote: “Majority of blacks and Hispanics say we should criminalize hate speech. Meaning they still haven’t been fully assimilated. Even after 400 years in the case of African Americans.”
Foxx has also made several posts on his Telegram channel attacking depictions of interracial couples in advertisements, books, etc.
“If the argument for LGBT representation in media and culture is to reduce bullying, then what’s the argument for increased representation of straight mixed race couples?” he asked in a Nov. 16, 2019 Telegram post. “The only explanation can be an agenda.”
He posted a picture of a Swedish children’s book on Feb. 26, 2020. It appeared to show a Black man, a white woman, and their kids. “Sweden’s children [sic] books nowadays,” he wrote. There was a Dutch advertisement with a mixed-race family to which he responded, “I guess the Netherlands is supposed to be ‘diverse’ too?”
And under an advertisement about safe sex during the COVID-19 pandemic which showed a Black man and white woman, Foxx wrote “There’s no agenda, it’s just a conspiracy!”
Foxx Has Repeatedly Disparaged Hispanic People and Immigrants
In an Oct. 26, 2019 message on his Telegram channel he appeared to voice his support for a majority white nation, writing, “You cannot have the constitution and also have a white minority America. To deny this is to deny mathematics.” He has indicated that nonwhite immigrants are being brought in as part of a plan to usher in a communist government.
In a July 2018 video called “This is How the Democrats Will Take Complete Control of Elections,” he remarked that he “talk[s] to a lot of people online who don’t realize that this is a war for demographics in America, and it was done by design.” He claimed that this was “done deliberately to us” in order to “completely get rid of white people here in this country.”
He added that without white people there will be a “communist revolution” because there will be “no more European voters left to vote against immigration” and “gun control.”
On Telegram he wrote that “hispanic [sic] immigration is an overall shitty idea” because “every other type of immigrant strives to learn English besides Hispanics.” In an Apr. 2018 video Foxx cited the “Hispanic birthrate” and “Hispanic immigration” as “contributing factors to why whites will soon become an absolute minority in their own country — in America. Not only in America, but across Europe and the world.”
On Jan. 3, 2020, he posted a cartoon to Telegram depicting a conversation between a white father and son. “Son, I just want you to have the life I didn’t get to have!” says the father. “You mean as a minority in a 3rd world formerly White country with nowhere on the planet to escape to?” asks the son. “Gee golly dad you’re THE GREATEST!”
In a Dec. 3, 2017 video, he called the U.N.’s non-binding Global Compact for Migration a “political scheme for more multiculturalism” and “more diversity into European countries and America.” He claimed that the “initiative is essentially cucking out and allowing these people to come into our countries” and be provided with “education, housing, medical care, and everything else.”
In another from 2018, called “The TRUE Effects of Immigration on Our Country,” Foxx echoed former President Trump’s own words, declaring, “We are not importing their best, and they are not sending their finest. They are sending people who are going to suck on the government teat; who are going to suck money out of your taxpayer wallet for 20 or 25 years.”
Foxx alleged in the same video that, between 1880 and 1920, “the immigrants that we were taking in had an easier time of assimilation into this country because their European culture matched our European culture.” He added that “for the most part the culture met culture, and it was an easier time of assimilation. No one refutes this.”
Foxx Routinely Produces Antisemitic Content
Foxx has invoked antisemitic conspiracies in his videos and on his Telegram channel.
Last September he interviewed antisemitic pundit Ryan Dawson about the 9/11 attacks. Foxx told viewers that he wanted to “prove to people out there that Israel had some involvement in 9/11.” Dawson shared several debunked conspiracies about the attacks, including one which posits that a group of “dancing Israelis” were involved.
Foxx has also blamed Jewish people for increased nonwhite immigration into the U.S. and Europe.
“If we cut through the bull shit, we can find out that Jewish groups across the west are not only the biggest but also the most powerful proponents of third world migration into western countries,” he wrote on Nov. 2, 2019. On Nov. 13, 2019 he claimed that “major Jewish organziations [sic] push for mass immigration into western countries.”
On Feb. 9, 2020, Foxx asked, “What’s with all these Israelis and American/European Jews trying to shape western societies?”
In Feb. 2018 Foxx published a video taking aim at “The New Americans Campaign,” a network of organizations which, according to their website, aims to connect “lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to trusted legal assistance and critical information that simplifies the naturalization process.” In effect, it assists immigrants in the process of becoming U.S. citizens.
Foxx believes this is nefarious because as legal U.S. citizens they will have the right to vote. And as Foxx has made abundantly clear, he believes that this will create thousands of voters who will inevitably back the Democratic Party. As he once wrote, the “‘browning’ of America” will make it impossible for Republicans to “win a general election ever again.”
Foxx began looking at the “National Funders” section of the group’s website, zeroing in on the Open Society Foundations. “Who runs the Open Society Foundations?” he asked. “We all know who that is, right? Big George Soros, the Hungarian Jewish man himself. George Soros, there you go.”
But Foxx’s antisemitism became increasingly blatant when he looked at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center — one of the New Americans Campaign’s “National Partners” — and pointed out that the Chair of the Board of Directors is a “Jewish lawyer.” He clicked on the website for another partner, Pro Bono Net, and asserted that the group’s “top guy” is a “Jewish banker.”
He then turned to the Immigration Advocates Network and, looking at a list of that group’s partners, singled out the American Civil Liberties Union, which he called a “Jewish organization” hellbent on “undermining the President of the United States, Donald Trump, every step of the way.”
Foxx then immediately cut to a video, presumably from the Immigration Advocates Network itself. As a woman from Catholic Migration Services began speaking the video froze and a large red arrow pointed at her name along with the caption “JEWISH LAST NAME.” Foxx did the same thing with the next speaker, this time from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
In his Aug. 26, 2018 video “Can America Become the Next South Africa?” he blamed Jewish groups for stigmatizing white-only groups.
“Have Blacks been discouraged or brainwashed against grouping up as Blacks?” he asked. “No they haven’t, as a matter of fact in our most upper echelons, in our most prestigious universities – Harvard University, they just had, recently, a Black-only graduation. You have the NAACP. You have BET. It’s in their propaganda. It’s in their media. Hispanics? Nope. Certainly not. They can group up. Everyone else – Asians, they can group up, certainly yes. Can whites group up? No.”
He added that the “most harmless white groups” such as Identity Evropa “have been deemed by the SPLC — the Judeo group the SPLC, Richard Cohen — as a hate group,” as well as by the “Judeo group the ADL.” Identity Evropa is a defunct white supremacist group whose members helped organize the deadly Unite the Right rally. In 2019 it was renamed the American Identity Movement but disbanded a year later.
On Sept. 25, 2020, he posted photos of people who work for The Bail Project to Telegram. “Jews using blacks as their proxy warriors for the revolution?” he wrote. “Ya don’t say!”
On Oct. 21, 2019 he posted a link to a 2018 article on the Red Elephants website called “The Censored Anti-Jewish Writings of Mark Twain, Henry Ford, Winston Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, and Other Famous Figures.” Henry Ford published a virulently antisemitic weekly newspaper called The Dearborn Independent, and so inspired Hitler that he was awarded the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.
Charles Lindbergh, whom Foxx called “a truth teller against all odds,” blamed Jewish people and President Franklin D. Roosevelt for attempting to push America into a war with Germany. “The three most important groups who have been pressing this country toward war are the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration,” Lindbergh said in a Sept. 11, 1941 speech.
On Jan. 9, 2020 he posted photos of two books: Concerning the Jews by Mark Twain, and The Jews and Their Lies by Martin Luther:
Foxx also linked Jews with pedophilia, writing, “We always hear about Catholic priests in regards to pedophilia. But Catholics make up about 25% of the population. On the other hand, we NEVER hear about Jewish pedophilia. Most of the MeToo attackers were Jewish and a fuck ton of random pedophiles are Jewish. I’ll bet the per capita rate is something like 50 times higher than that of Catholics.”
Moreover, on multiple occasions he’s re-posted content from an antisemitic Telegram channel called The Noticer. The Noticer targets Jewish people — many of whom are not public figures — who criticize white nationalism, posting their names, photos, and Twitter handles.
The CRU Has a History of Extremism
CRU was founded in 2018 by Rick Thomas and Kevin Decuyper as an offshoot of the ASU College Republicans. The following year ASU began an investigation into the group over remarks made by both current and former members, including Thomas and Decuyper. In 2019 leaked chat logs depicted Thomas as making racist, antisemitic, and ableist comments.
Thomas claimed in a private CRU chat, for example, that “((Rosenbergs)) stole our nuclear secrets and gave them to the Soviet Union” — using the antisemitic echo meme created by the white supremacist website The Right Stuff. Thomas also referred to Childish Gambino’s music as “degenerate monkey filth” and asked why the U.S. had no “eugenics policy.”
One photo showed Rick Thomas posing with a tiki torch and a gallon of milk in front of a Dodge Challenger:
Tiki torches were used by the white supremacists who marched at the University of Virginia the night before the Unite the Right rally. And Neo-Nazi James Fields used a Dodge Challenger to ram into a crowd of antiracist protesters at the rally, murdering Heather Heyer and wounding many others. White nationalists also used milk in their racist memes.
Another CRU member, Cody Friedland, was likewise photographed with a tiki torch and a gallon of milk.
CRU co-founder Kevin Decuyper was also revealed to have been involved in a Facebook group called “Trad Muarsnebel.” “Muarsnebel” is the German word “Lebensraum” spelled backwards. Lebensraum translates to “living space,” and was used by the Nazis to describe the territory needed for their nation to survive and grow.
In one post to the Trad Muarsnebel group, Decuyper wrote that “we will unite as common peoples against our greatest ever (((threat))) and their Muslim and ‘Christian’ minions.” He added that “a Spartan pit would be the most clean and effective come the final solution.” Another group member, Austin Wilcox, replied with “What’s with the nigger in your profile picture?”
Decuyper’s profile picture depicted him standing next to Black right-wing commentator Candace Owens.
He responded by telling Wilcox he “work[s] in state politics and co-founded a right wing organization that’s already called Nazis/alt-right regularly so it helps me a lot to be camoflaged [sic] and low key on my public profile because it helps to have the support of the right wing community who thankfully don’t know my more extreme views.”
Last year CRU announced a fundraiser for accused double murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. CRU stated in a tweet that Rittenhouse “does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot.” In response to questions from The Arizona Republic, CRU stated that the group doesn’t “speak to journalists with pronouns on their Twitter page.”
In this regard, it is no wonder why CRU would invite someone like Vincent James Foxx to speak. EventBrite, an event management and ticketing site, terminated the event’s listing because of a determination that Foxx “engages in or promotes conduct that violates our Community Guidelines and therefore is not permitted on an Eventbrite platform as an organizer or a featured speaker.”
However, CRU pledged in a tweet to press on. “Censorship from @eventbrite this event will go on as Scheduled,” it read. “We have alternative locations if ASU bends under pressure, hate to involve Foundation for Individual Rights in Education again but will if necessary.”
[This article was updated to reflect the fact that Rick Thomas and Kevin Decuyper co-founded College Republicans United.]