Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Racism on Campus

Yes, there's racism on display on a local community college campus, but not the type of racism this article wants us to believe is present:
At least two posters proclaiming “It’s okay to be white” were found Thursday at American River College.

Los Rios Community College District spokesman Gabe Ross said maintenance staff spotted some fliers with the slogan at about 1:30 a.m. and reported them to campus police. They were immediately taken down, Ross said, though student paper American River Current reported finding additional signs later in the morning...

The college notified the campus community about the posters Thursday afternoon, informing students and staff of increased custodial checks on campus facilities, and emphasizing that “hate has no home on our campuses,” (district spokesman) Ross said.

“It’s always concerning when anything offensive or hateful messaging is found on one of our campuses,” Ross said. “It’s incumbent upon us to be conscious of the culture in our community and ensure that our campuses are safe and welcoming environments.”
If the signs had said "It's okay to be black", no one would have batted an eyelash.  And that, not these innocuous signs, is the real racism on display.

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