The group’s website has a clear message: “The time for whites to stand up for our people is now more than ever. If we fail to do so, our race will become extinct and our civilization will be swept into the dustbin of history.”
Brittany King who heads the local chapter of Black Lives Matter calls the fliers and recruitment campaign “unacceptable.”
“They are trying to invoke fear,’ said King. “They are trying to continue a white supremacist world, white supremacist America. We’re not going to stand for that.”
Columbus police say no criminal laws appear to have been violated, but they do have an active investigation underway.
“Columbus is a diverse place,” said Lt. Matt Harris. “People come here from all over the world, it is concerning.”
Lt. Harris says there is an appropriate way to report fliers and other material so it can get the proper attention.
"On our human rights department website there is a place where if you see this type of material they can report it directly to the human rights department," said Lt. Harris. "They can in turn let the police department know so we can properly address it."
The Anti-Defamation League is aware of the Midwestern Alliance and called it a relatively new group that has made a presence mainly online.
The ACLU is updating its stance on hate speech after a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly back in August.
The group says they will no longer represent White Supremacist or Nationalist Groups that demonstrate with guns and they are going to review requests from these types of groups on a strict “case-by-case” basis.