Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have been showing up across the country, mainly hitting college campuses, before being quickly removed. If the signs said it’s ok to be black it would be considered racist to take them down, but since they say “it’s ok to be white” people are deeply offended.
According to the Washington Post the sightings have been widespread and is part of a coordinated effort to promote social change.
Since Tuesday, the posters have been spotted in Rocky River, Ohio; at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.; at Tulane University in New Orleans; at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.; around college-campus rich Cambridge, Mass., including the Harvard Yard and at the University of Alberta in Canada. In most cases, schools and cities have pulled the posters down, but the message has continued to spread in images and hashtags across Twitter and other social media platforms, even prompting a related Know Your Meme entry detailing its Internet origins and cultural backstory.
A series of messages said people should print signs reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE,” post them on college campuses and elsewhere, and then stand back and watch the fun begin. News reports would draw attention to the posters, the writer behind the idea predicted. Then white Americans derisively referred to as “normies” in the white nationalist ecosphere will discover that American journalists and “lefties” hate white people. In the process, normies will stop regarding news outlets as credible.
The question is, is it ok to be white? Is there something wrong with having one color skin versus the other? Liberals are flipping out, saying this is obviously coming from a white supremacist hate group, but this is not necessarily so. Not everyone who does not feel bad for being white is a member of the KKK, but apparently we all need to feel guilty for the color of our skin.
What do you think about these signs? Are they offensive?