Who Is Riley Grisar? New Details On The Leader Of UNLV Chapter Of Turning Point And The White Power Snapchat He Shared

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Who Is Riley Grisar? New Details On The Leader Of UNLV Chapter Of Turning Point And The White Power Snapchat He Shared

He gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "human garbage."

This writer needs to make clear that this article about Riley Grisar is merely for educational purposes, and not designed to turn a white supremacist into an Internet celebrity of sorts.

Turning Point USA proposes to be a group of “conservatives” that have grassroots intent. In reality, however, “conservative” has become synonymous with “racist,” so it’s perhaps no surprise that the president of the Las Vegas chapter of Turning Point USA would find it appropriate to scream racially charged epithets on social media.

Let’s look at what else we know about Riley Grisar, whose parents must be so proud of him.

Who is Riley Grisar?

1. He loves screaming the n-word

In what can only be described as “a horrific scene,” Riley Grisar was seen in an undated Snapchat video screaming “f—k n-words” while throwing a white supremacist hand gesture in the air. Grisar also felt this behavior was appropriate at a recent “Build The Wall” rally in Las Vegas. The woman in the video with Grisar (another paragon of humanity) agreed with him, and repeated the slur to the camera, as did the cameraman. Because, really, there’s nothing that proves you’re the “master race” more than racially charged epithets. [/sarcasm]

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2. Turning Point USA disassociated themselves from Riley Grisar

To Turning Point USA’s credit, when they found out about Riley Grisar’s video, they disassociated themselves from him. Additionally, they released a statement on Twitter claiming that Grisar’s actions were “un-American” and “disqualifying.”

“As soon as the video in question came to our attention we swiftly and permanently removed the student from any current or future involvement with our organization. His comments were abhorrent, un-American and disqualifying,” said the organization, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

It's Going Down found extensive information about Riley Grisar.

3. Las Vegas politicians have also spoken out against the racist

While Nevada is what’s politically considered a “purple state” — in some elections, it goes blue, while in others, it goes red — it has a zero-tolerance policy against abject racism. That’s why, according to the Las Vegas Sun, several politicians have taken to the press to speak out against Grisar’s “abhorrent” behavior.

“I'm horrified by this racist video,” Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Nev., said in a statement to the outlet. “I taught at UNLV for over 30 years and I know these disgusting, hateful comments do not reflect the values of UNLV's student body. This organization has a history of hate, and schools should take a hard look at whether they belong on any campus.”

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., agreed with Congresswoman Titus in her statement. “Racism and hate have no place in our universities or in our community. Community leaders need to stand up and denounce this dangerous trend. #NoPlaceForHate,” she said.

Senator Jacky Rosen has spoken out against Riley Grisar.

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4. Contrary to Turning Point USA’s claims of being a "peaceful group," The Anti-Defamation League reports that they have a serious problem with racially motivated violence

While Turning Point USA claims to be a civic organization hoping to push an innocent conservative agenda onto the unsuspecting American public, The Anti-Defamation League tells a very different story. According to their report, Turning Point USA has had an extensive and disturbing, history with its members behaving in a racist, Islamophobic, and overall hateful way. In the group’s six-year history, it has racked up hundreds of headlines featuring their various abhorrent behaviors. “In the group’s six-year history, TPUSA’s leadership and activists have made multiple racist or bigoted comments and have been linked to a variety of extremists,” says The Anti-Defamation League.

Let’s just hope that this is the last we hear of Riley Grisar in the near future.

Originally, Turning Point USA tried to position Riley Grisar as a hero of sorts. 

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. Find her online at www.bernadettegiacomazzo.com and www.longlivetheuprising.com.