18-year old student Nicholas Fuentes decided to transfer out of Boston University as a result of several death threats he received for his association with the alt-right movement.
Fuentes said he decided to leave last month because he feared for his safety at BU.
Fuentes attended the “Unite the Right” rally last week in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though the response was overwhelming, he has no qualms about going.
“I went to represent this new strain of conservatives, of people in the right wing who are opposed to mass immigration and multiculturalism,” Fuentes said to Fox News. “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.”
Furthermore, Fuentes asserted that millennials are increasingly becoming a part of the alt-right.
“We have basically been told our whole lives that white people are racist and evil and should be erased,” Fuentes argued. “We have basically been told that it is a crime to be born a white male.”
Fuentes also contended that the media is misrepresenting the type of people who attended the Charlottesville rally.
“The picture the media keeps using is of one person with a Nazi flag, there were more one thousand there who didn’t have Nazi flags,” Fuentes noted. “The vast majority of people there were regular, decent people. I didn’t meet a single violent person. Our side is just preservationist.”
After he posted about his attendance at the “Unite the Right” rally, the threats really began to pour in.
“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,” Fuentes explained. “At least 10 to 20 of them were death threats.”
Before the last presidential election, Fuentes felt comfortable expressing his political opinions. At one point, he scheduled a debate will a Hillary Clinton supporter.
“I made a short video presentation about my support for Trump before the election and that caused a major uproar. People wanted to organize a debate between myself and a big Hillary supporter,” Fuentes described. “We went to the Dean and they gave us an auditorium, a police officer for security detail, they really made it happen.”
Fuentes is now taking a semester off from college before transferring to Auburn University.
First reported by TheBlaze.