SALT LAKE CITY — When he first saw the flyers taped near the entrance of the University of Utah art building, all Mohan Sudabattula could make out was the bright red, white and blue lettering.

When he got closer, he saw the slogan, “NOT STOLEN, CONQUERED” encircling a map of the United States.

“My gut immediately sank a bit because of the spin it was taking on American history,” Sudabattula said.

The University of Utah senior quickly took the flyers down. When he later visited the website printed at the bottom of the flyers, he realized they were the work of white supremacist group Patriot Front, a national organization based in Texas whose motto is “Reclaim America.”

Heather Tuttle, Anti-Defamation League

“The posters were done in a really strategic way so that not much could be done about them,” said Sudabattula, 23, who grew up in West Jordan. “The messages weren’t directly inciting violence against a particular person or minority group, but they were promoting a problematic ideology that could lead to something really dangerous against people of color.”

Both in Utah and across the United States, white supremacist propaganda efforts are on the rise. According to a March

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