Dan Kleve

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Daniel J. Kleve
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Daniel J. Kleve, formerly known as Daniel Carstens,[1] is an Alt-Right activist in Nebraska who has been profiled by the ADL,[2] and featured in Newsweek[3], ESPN[4], and the Miami Herald.[5] On 11 September 2017, he gave a speech against an anti-hate resolution in which he suggested that America's political system worked better during the era when only white male property owners were allowed to vote.[6] On 7 February 2018, a crowd of 200 people convened to protest his presence at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.[7][8] He said in a video, "I want to be violent, trust me, really violent. But now is not the time," which was found to be protected speech because he did not make a credible threat to a person or persons.[9][10]

Dan attended the Unite the Right rally on August 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as the White Lives Matter rally on October 28, 2017 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Dan has formerly been associated with Vanguard America and Identity Evropa, but currently operates independently.

Family[edit]

Kleve originally took his mother's name, Carstens, but changed it to his father's name.[9]

Activism[edit]

On January 27, 2018 Dan and friends stood outside the Nebraska capitol building with a banner saying "It's okay to be white."

Dan is publicly active online on YouTube[11] and Twitter,[12] as well as in personal activism in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In 2017, a poster was placed around the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln claiming that Dan was a threat to the physical safety of the students.

Dan has been a primary subject of antifa harrassment in Nebraska starting in 2017, when posters were put up on campus calling for the university to expel him as a threat to the physical safety of the students.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, Kleve runs an online group called “Racial Theocracy,” which promotes the idea that “religious fulfillment comes from the proper expression of racial, social and spiritual consequences.”[13] Racial Theocracy's Twitter account has been suspended.[14]

Controversy[edit]

In 2012, Dan pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.[1]

In 2018, in response to hundreds of people calling upon the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to expel Dan as a threat to their physical safety, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Donde Plowman announced on 8 February 2018 that it would not expel him and that he was exercising free speech and not making specific threats.[15] In response, the Huskers basketball coach Tim Miles announced that the team would wear shirts stating "Hate will never win" at an upcoming game.[16]

On 8 Feb 2018, Alyssa Eller followed up a complaint to the university with a Facebook post which contained accusations that differed from the original.

In January, 2018 Dan was investigated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for sexually harassing a lab partner, Alyssa Eller, over an extended period of time. After a three week investigation period that included interviewing the teaching assistant for the lab, Dan was cleared and was permitted to continue classes. Dan also provided the university with a casual text exchange encompassing the entire period and a copy of an email in which Alyssa admitted to cheating. Afterwards, she made a Facebook post that altered the story from the original complaint.[17]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 McKay, Eric (February 7, 2018). "UNL White Supremacist is a Norfolk Native; Has Previous Drug Conviction". News Channel Nebraska. Archived from the original on February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  2. "From Alt Right to Alt Lite: Naming the Hate". Anti-Defamation League. July 18, 2017. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  3. Porter, Tom (February 11, 2018). "Alt-Right: The University of Nebraska Won't Expel a Student Who Boasted of Being The 'Most Active White Nationalist' in the State". Newsweek. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  4. Rittenberg, Adam (February 9, 2018). "Huskers won't boycott game, to wear T-shirt saying 'Hate will never win'". ESPN. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  5. Olson, Eric (February 9, 2018). "Huskers' message to white nationalist: 'Hate Will Never Win'". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  6. Hicks, Nancy (September 11, 2017). "Anti-hate resolution brings out philosophical differences among Lincolnites". Lincoln Journal-Star. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. 
  7. Dunker, Chris (7 February 2018). "'We have a long ways to go': UNL students rally against 'white nationalist' classmate". Lincoln Journal Star. 
  8. Ruggles, Rick (February 8, 2018). "About 300, including coach Tim Miles, attend UNL rally against white nationalist student". Omaha World Herald. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ruggles, Rick (February 7, 2018). "Self-described white nationalist student tests free speech policy at UNL". Kearney Hub. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  10. "Dan Kleve gives statement to Channel 8". February 7, 2018. Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  11. Nebraska Alt Right, YouTube
  12. Not Dan Kleve, Twitter
  13. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/from-alt-right-to-alt-lite-naming-the-hate
  14. https://twitter.com/RacialTheocracy/
  15. Bowling, Chris (February 8, 2018). "Donde Plowman led discussion surrounding Daniel Kleve, free speech". Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  16. "Huskers' message to white nationalist: 'Hate Will Never Win'". February 9, 2018. Archived from the original on February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  17. http://archive.is/354QO