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Posters Found on Campus of Susquehanna University Say ‘It’s OK to be White’

Posters Found on Campus of Susquehanna University Say ‘It’s OK to be White’

“We encourage all members of our community to remain vigilant and report any concerning activities”

Naturally, this caused quite a stir at the school. You have to wonder if this was just a troll.

Penn Live reports:

Susquehanna University promptly removes ‘It’s OK to Be White’ posters

A number of posters with the message “It’s OK to be white” appeared on the Susquehanna University campus Friday morning and were promptly removed.

The university’s president said the posters violated campus policies.

While the signs did not contain hate speech, President Jonathan Green said in a message to students, faculty and staff the language has been associated with white supremacy movements.

“Our concern is that this action is believed to be associated with indirect recruiting tactics for these malicious organizations,” Green said in the message.

“We encourage all members of our community to remain vigilant and report any concerning activities,” Green said. “I hope this will promote conversations across campus that affirm our shared values of inclusion push back against these acts of propaganda.”

Susquehanna’s board in May 2017 issued a statement affirming the university’s commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus.

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So for a control group, we should run a test where “It’s NOT OK to be White” posters are distributed.

    venril in reply to MajorWood. | November 4, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    “It’s NOT OK to be White”

    But that’s the message being sent to a great many campuses these days already. They’d fit right in and get little notice. Might even get a diversity award.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

My local University just sent out a harrumphing email from the Dean or President or whomever, going into some screed about these “racist” brochures being left all over campus. What a snowflake!

So, post a series of posters, same format, artwork, etc, but alter the thing it’s ok to be and see what happens. A good Psychology department research project. Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, Gay, Trans, and white.

“Our concern is that this action is believed to be associated with indirect recruiting tactics for these malicious organizations,” Green said in the message.

BS … it’s likely just push back by students against other students who marginalize them because they’re white.

@Administrators … get an effing clue … everything done on campus that you don’t like isn’t the workings of some organization you don’t like.

Colleges have manifested into such pitiful squalor and disgust. Worthless certificates with a high price tag and potential for years of indebtedness.

Ah well, it keeps millions of lackeys and laggards off the streets for years at a time.

Is it ‘white’ to be ok?

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