The St. Mark’s School of Texas takes pride in its enviable facilities, low student-teacher ratio and number of successful alumni, including actor Tommy Lee Jones, former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot and NFL wide receiver Ty Montgomery.
But it wants nothing to do with one of its graduates, who lately has been attracting attention to the North Dallas private school for the wrong reasons.
Last week, members of the St. Mark’s class of 1997 started an online fundraiser with a single mission: to repudiate Richard Spencer, a prominent leader of the white nationalist movement who coined the term “alt-right,” a small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state.
To the apparent chagrin of many St. Mark’s alumni, Spencer is a fellow “Marksman” who graduated from the prep school in 1997.
Most recently, a video of Spencer stoking a crowd at a white nationalist conference in Washington, D.C., spread widely. In the video, he can …