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Sat Nov 4, 2017, 07:33 AM

Its okay to be white signs and stickers appear on campuses and streets across the country

Source: Washington Post

Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have been appearing on college campuses and on city streets across the country this week, prompted by an anonymous chat-room comment that suggested the message would feed social unrest and sway white Americans to far-right ideologies.

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.

The signs began as a suggestion on the online chat space 4chan last month, a kind of Internet prank laced with ennui and cynicism about race and white identity in modern-day America.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/03/its-okay-to-be-white-signs-and-stickers-appear-on-campuses-and-streets-across-the-country/?utm_term=.20c6132a5dfd

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Reply Its okay to be white signs and stickers appear on campuses and streets across the country (Original post)
ansible Nov 2017 OP
klook Nov 2017 #1
Pacifist Patriot Nov 2017 #5
Duppers Nov 2017 #7
Aristus Nov 2017 #14
LeftishBrit Nov 2017 #2
MousePlayingDaffodil Nov 2017 #6
BlueIdaho Nov 2017 #41
YOHABLO Nov 2017 #3
Mister Ed Nov 2017 #4
ck4829 Nov 2017 #8
IronLionZion Nov 2017 #9
dalton99a Nov 2017 #13
sagesnow Nov 2017 #10
beachbum bob Nov 2017 #11
barbtries Nov 2017 #12
El Mimbreno Nov 2017 #15
7962 Nov 2017 #16
barbtries Nov 2017 #24
Iggo Nov 2017 #26
barbtries Nov 2017 #30
El Mimbreno Nov 2017 #33
barbtries Nov 2017 #35
Iris Nov 2017 #42
HopeAgain Nov 2017 #17
DownriverDem Nov 2017 #18
Paladin Nov 2017 #19
keroro gunsou Nov 2017 #37
MrScorpio Nov 2017 #20
melman Nov 2017 #31
MrScorpio Nov 2017 #34
Tikki Nov 2017 #21
xor Nov 2017 #22
PatrickforO Nov 2017 #23
CakeGrrl Nov 2017 #38
Iggo Nov 2017 #25
TheDebbieDee Nov 2017 #27
Sunlei Nov 2017 #44
Bradical79 Nov 2017 #28
Lanius Nov 2017 #29
Nitram Nov 2017 #32
Skittles Nov 2017 #36
coolsandy Nov 2017 #39
riversedge Nov 2017 #40
Sunlei Nov 2017 #43

Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 07:57 AM

1. Its not okay to be a white supremacist

is my response. I suggest editing these deplorables’ signs to say that.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:08 AM

5. I like your response.

If I ever see one, I'm doing it!

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:17 AM

7. Excellent

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:17 AM

14. You could write underneath it:

"But it's not okay to be a dick!"

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 07:58 AM

2. Whoever said that it wasn't OK to be white? It sounds like these people are looking for excuses to

be racist.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:12 AM

6. From the article . . .

". . . prompted by an anonymous chat-room comment that suggested the message would feed social unrest and sway white Americans to far-right ideologies."

By the reactions to this by some, it would appear that the intended goal is on the way to being achieved.

Some people refuse to not be trolled.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 01:59 PM

41. Reminds me of the War on Christmas

Another totally made up piece of bullshit.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:00 AM

3. Well we are very susceptible to skin cancer .. ugh. So not too alright.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:03 AM

4. A micro-droplet in the vast ocean of white-affirming messages.

I'm sixty years old. All my life, the society I live in has been inundating me with the message that it's much, much more than okay that I'm white.

All day, every day, in every way. Both implicit and explicit; overt and subliminal. The message that I'm better than other sorts of people are, through no accomplishment of my own.

What sort of pathetic, sniveling little shit could possibly live the life I've lived and still feel sorry for himself just because, on a college campus here or there, someone might be promoting a message that it's also okay not be white?

It's unfathomable.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:17 AM

8. I'm sure the All Lives Matter movement is making "It's OK to be any race" at this very moment

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:18 AM

9. It's OK to be racist and feel superior to others and discriminate

Is what they're really saying. No one is trying to deport whites back to Europe (although many liberals would love to go). No one is claiming whites are not American or don't belong in America. That happens to brown people.

This is blatantly a way to divide people and try to recruit more into hate groups.

The signs began as a suggestion on the online chat space 4chan last month, a kind of Internet prank laced with ennui and cynicism about race and white identity in modern-day America.

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. That would deal a damaging blow in the culture war, the post said, inevitably converting more “normies” to the white nationalist, alt-right side. It could be that easy to seed social disruption, the post implied.

The episode is indicative of the efforts white-nationalist groups have made to recruit in and around the nation’s college campuses and other mainstream settings with claims of growing white maltreatment and expanding anti-white discrimination. The white victim construct is one that experts say, not so long ago, only had traction in avowed white supremacists, segregationists and neo-Nazi circles. But today, it animates open and anonymous public discussions of race and shapes the nation’s politics.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 09:36 AM

13. +1

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:36 AM

10. Poor Little Snowflakes.

Waah.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:38 AM

11. years of propaganda is paying off where being a racists is acceptable. So sad to watch

 

how evil has been normalized across this country and somehow white people are the "victims".....good lord

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:48 AM

12. so i'm designing my own bumper sticker

to distribute: It's NOT okay to be Racist
Black Lives Matter

these days i find myself wishing i wasn't white half the time. the history i never learned as a child. that there could even be a controversy about whether we should revere the traitors that tore the country in 2 to uphold slavery. that 600 people are shot and 59 of them murdered in one act and it's a blip on the news because the shooter is a white man born here (and guns guns guns), while a muslim in an orders by magnitude smaller attack commits a terrorist act and the president starts talking about getting rid of every muslim anywhere.
ran across a tweet the other day in which a woman was bemoaning the fact that she was late to the NYPD press conference because she couldn't find a cab or an Uber not driven by a Muslim. Really?!

so, anyone interested in my bumper stickers? or alternatively, i am going to get a BLM sticker ASAP, or several to share.

this just all makes me sick. #TrumpIsAWhiteSupremacist - even worse, he's president.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:25 AM

15. I have my own "All Lives Matter" Sticker...

With the letters in black, white, red, yellow, and brown. Although I'll have to admit I've never seen an actual red Indian or yellow Asian.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:40 AM

16. Well, very few races are actually totally white, black, or any other color.

 

I would say that blacks & whites are problem the 2 that have the most varied members from one end of the color spectrum to the other. Like a white who is a redhead is often VERY white. A white from Italy much less.
But your sticker, IMO, is the only one that really matters. And should be the way everyone thinks.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 01:13 PM

24. my goal is to promote

Black Lives Matter

All Lives Matter to me is a dilution of why Black Lives Matter is a thing.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 02:38 PM

26. Every time I hear "All lives matter", I ask them "Inculding black lives?"

Every time.

Never let them get away with it.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 05:39 PM

30. that's what i'm saying.

in our society blacks lives are clearly given short shrift. that's what needs to change.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 07:31 PM

33. We're all in this together

And we all matter. All colors, all genders, all beliefs. All of us. And unlike many of the ALM hypocrites, I mean it.

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 09:32 PM

35. i believe you mean it.

but it's not white lives that are being executed by police all over the country. or white lives whose murderers are let go scott free such as zimmerman. those are black lives, and the courts say black lives don't matter, so to me it's important to say that they do. turning "Black Lives Matter" into "All Lives Matter" dilutes the message. Saying "Black Lives Matter" is not to deny that all lives matter - it's to assert that indeed, black lives do matter, in a world that says otherwise.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #35)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:39 AM

42. I hear you. n/t

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:10 AM

17. Damn! I never realized it wasn't okay!

And to think I've been blithely walking around in this pale flesh for 56 years, oblivious to the fact it was not okay.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:32 AM

18. Dumb A**munches

I'm white and totally disgusted with white haters like this.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:33 AM

19. This is all trump's fault. He brought white supremacy out of the shadows. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 05:39 AM

37. Ironic

Considering that he is the best argument against white supremacy...

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:35 AM

20. They're weaponizing white fragility now

How cute.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 05:59 PM

31. 'white fragility'

How cute.

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Response to melman (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:55 PM

34. Yep, it's cute until it's weaponized nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:12 PM

21. I believe the actual sign says.."It's OK to be white and stupid"...



Tikki

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:24 PM

22. They are looking to get response in which people deface and destroy the stickers

That way they can be "seeee they think it's not okay to be white"

Someone above said "but it's not okay to be a white supremacist" That would be a great sticker to have made. Then stick that right below these stickers whenever they pop up.

*I see the content of their post actually suggested doing just that. I'm an ass. Sorry, klook.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:25 PM

23. That seems kind of racist.

I mean, in a very real sense, it is OK to be you, whoever you are, just because you are. As a human being, you automatically deserve that respect for right of place; that certainty that you have a right to be here.

Lots of people don't think that about themselves, you know?

But a sticker saying it's OK to be white?

That's just wrong.



I suppose the good thing that may come from the whole rotten treasonous racist Trump bunch is a massive new civil rights movement, something that will move us in the right direction.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 06:04 AM

38. It IS racist, deliberately so. The bullies trying to play the victim.

It plays into the underlying fear theme of white nationalism: 'We're being outnumbered, they'll make us EXTINCT if we don't stand up for ourselves! White genocide!'

This in a society where the white power balance is still very skewed in that direction, and all because non-white groups are fighting for the ACTUAL rights to co-exist on an equal level.

White supremacists are combatting the fight for others to achieve equality by twisting that into an attack on them. All it truly is is a threat to their "supreme" status.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 02:25 PM

25. It's never not been okay to be white.

What's the fucking point?

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 02:46 PM

27. I smell Russian troll involvement in the formation of these groups!

 

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:38 AM

44. may be time for that named 'messageboard' to have a major house cleaning.

except where would our 'homeland security' do their troll hunting?

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 02:47 PM

28. Well, that's a relief.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 05:23 PM

29. White supremacists and nationalists really are delicate little snowflakes

More things trigger these guys than stuff that don't.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 06:37 PM

32. The white supremacy movement has their heads so far up their asses they have no idea what is

going on in the real world. "It's ok to be white?" WTF? And its ok to walk down the street, dudes.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:38 PM

36. should say white snowflakes

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 06:10 AM

39. IT'S OK TO BE.

 

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 11:15 AM

40. This white supremacict movement is spreading like a cancer. damn.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:34 AM

43. add the word "Trash?". don't forget the 'question mark'.

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