‘It’s Okay To Be White’ Flyers Expose Anti-White Agenda

In November 2017, the intense anti-white agenda in America was exposed, thanks to a campaign by 4chan Internet trolls who took their memes into real life. 

But first, a little background. 

In October 2017, news articles appeared about “white supremacy signs” posted on the campus of Boston College. The signs portrayed the iconic image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger with the words “I want you to love who you are. Don’t apologize for being white.” Someone at Boston College, in an apparent fit of histrionics, called the police about the flyers, then they issued a statement in opposition to the message. One post from the college called them “offensive materials” and said, “We stand united in opposition to their actions and denounce all forms of hatred.” Some students said that wasn’t enough. “I just think the administration at Boston College hasn’t been doing as much as they can to support black people,” said student Gianna Mitchell. 

boston college love who you are

The same afternoon, students held a Black Lives Matter march through campus. No one called it racist and no one called the police about its signs. And when cleaning staff inadvertently removed flyers in support of Black Lives Matter, because they didn’t have the college stamp of approval (most universities require all signs to be approved before hanging), there was outrage and the staff was told to leave the flyers alone

The double-standard was obvious. Flyers with a pro-white message are taken down and elicit the cops being called. Flyers with a pro-black message are given special privileges and don’t have to follow the rules.

But there was one problem with the “Don’t apologize for being white” flyers that allowed the “white supremacy” charges to sound legitimate: They included the logo of American Renaissance, a self-described “race-realist” website. Its founder, Yale-educated Jared Taylor, advocates for an eventual separate country for peoples of European descent, a position that, while similar to what America’s Founding Fathers professed, is now labeled as “white supremacist.” To the mainstream media, white nationalism equals white supremacy, even if those advocating it deny that whites are superior. (Meanwhile black nationalists, Hispanic nationalists, and countries like Japan and Israel are given a pass by the media and society.) 

Due to the virtue signalling outrage over Boston College, the anonymous posters on 4chan’s /pol/, the “politically incorrect” section of the popular image board, got the idea to make flyers that were as innocuous as possible: a simple white background with the words “It’s okay to be white.” There would be no images and no website addresses that Leftists could claim were white supremacist.

If the Left and the media, and even mainstream conservatives, reacted the way they expected, it would reveal to the world that whites were indeed under attack, because even saying it’s “okay” to be white had become taboo. 

It’s Not Okay To Be White on University Campuses 

I’ve got to hand it to the 4chan activists for being committed and for great follow-through. “Okay to be white” signs appeared at dozens of universities, high schools, and cities throughout America, with some posted in Canada and Europe too. The image above shows just a handful.

And the outrage from university staff and students, and the media, was even worse (or better) than expected. 

There were numerous Tweets along the lines of, “why are there posters on my campus saying it’s okay to be white? it’s not.” Police were called and signs were ripped down in outrage. Forums were held for public hand-wringing and to denounce whiteness. Nearly every college issued a statement (or more!) decrying the message behind the flyers. Video footage was reviewed to try to find the “suspects.” Non-white students lamented about not “feeling safe.” 

Here’s a run-down of the hysteria.

Florida Gulf Coast University

An article describing flyers at Florida Gulf Coast University called them “racially charged signs” and said students were “offended.” One student, presumably non-white, said, “At this point, I don’t really feel safe being here because of my skin tone.” The university is planning to host a class called “White Racism” in the spring semester and to hold a discussion about “Race, Immigration and White Supremacy in the Post-Obama Era.”

The white racism course is about how white people are racist and sounds simply racist toward white people:

“In this course, we will interrogate the concept of race; examine the racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practices that have operated for hundreds of years to maintain white racial domination over those racialized as non-white; and discuss ways to challenge and disrupt white racism and dethrone white supremacy in the service of engendering an anti-racist society where whiteness is not tied to greater life chances.”

UC Davis

At the University of California, Davis, the response was what you’d expect from a school in the left-wing state. 

Josh Dalavai, president of the undergraduate student association, called the signs a “brazen appeal to white victimhood,” which he called a “very primitive, very tribal, narrow-minded ideology.”

Roy Taggueg, president of the graduate student association, said the flyers were “deplorable” and their posting “terrible.” “We need to come together as a community to ensure everyone knows this is wrong.”

Yet no doubt the same students aren’t speaking out against Black Lives Matter and the numerous other racially based groups on the UC Davis campus. In fact, in his online profile, Dalavai, who appears to be black, ends his bio with the words “Black lives matter.”

Taggueg, also non-white, shows support for DACA on his Facebook page and likes numerous racially-based groups, such as the Chinese Association at UC Irvine, and is a member of several racially-based Facebook groups.

The message these students is sending is clear: It’s fine for non-whites to support groups based on race, but whites aren’t even allowed to post a flyer, let alone start their own groups.

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta issued a statement calling the signs an “incident of racism.” “Messaging or displays that target or marginalize any individuals or groups will not be tolerated,” the statement from President and Vice-Chancellor David Turpin continued, even though no group was targeted. He said the university was working with University of Alberta Protective Services to find those responsible.

Harvard

Stickers proclaiming “It’s okay to be white” at Harvard University elicited a response from Associate Dean Marcia Sells that they believe the stickers were “provocations intended to divide us from one another.” The police were called to investigate.

In October 2016, police were called after an email was sent to some undergraduates with the subject line, “Fight White Genocide – Vote Trump!” 

East Tennessee State

At East Tennessee State University, President Brian Noland wrote in a letter to the community that the flyers “support the notion of white supremacy.” He continued, saying that while the school supported difference of opinion, “inciting hate is not tolerated.”

University of Alaska, Anchorage

At the University of Alaska, Anchorage, the interim chancellor sent out an email with the counseling center’s phone number, in case students needed support.

trump severed head alaskaEarlier in the year, the faculty art exhibit included a painting by Assistant Professor of Painting Thomas Chung portraying the severed head of President Trump. Chung said he spent days weeping after Trump’s victory. There was no word of counseling being encouraged for conservative students who might be offended.

University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, German Studies Professor James Skidmore described the flyers as “upsetting” and notified campus police. He said they were “an attempt to sow division” and that white people aren’t put down.

The Waterloo Regional Police asked anyone with information to call them.

Concordia College

At Concordia College, on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota, multiple students described the signs as racist and bigoted. According to Student Government Association (SGA) President Ahna Van Valkenburg, the incident is under investigation. The SGA met with Mikayla Clements, the lead commissioner of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission, to draft an email in response. Van Valkenburg said many students were upset, called the flyers problematic, and compared them to the statement “All Lives Matter,” which is unironically considered to be racist. Clements stressed the need to listen to minority (i.e., non-white) voices.

The SGA’s formal statement said, in part: “We encourage any student who has a political statement to make, to do so in a respectful manner. The means of which this individual or these individuals publicized their viewpoint does not promote inclusivity and civil discourse.”

College President William Craft sent out an email saying, “We must reject silences that demean and exclude, and we must engage open conversation about the experience of race on this campus and beyond.”

In a Facebook post, Craft criticized the posters for “not acknowledging that it is all too often not ‘okay’ to be other than white.” 

Also at Concordia College, the Black Student Union provided a “safe space” the following morning for “people to come in, talk and evaluate the situation.” Anita Ukpokolo, co-president of the Black Student Union, said, “You don’t even need to ask people why they’re offended. If you do just a little bit of digging, you will understand why people are offended.” Ukpokolo criticized the statements from the president and the SGA for not reaching out enough to the minority groups affected by the signs.  

The following day, Dr. David Creech, professor of religion, hung up signs that said, “It’s not okay to be that kind of white.” In describing his meaning, he said,  “You can’t be a white who is ignorant about the power and privilege that comes with your whiteness, and you can’t be a white supremacist.”

The SGA, the college president, and the Office of Diversity hosted a public forum to discuss the signs. In commenting on the forum, Dr. Creech said the faculty needs more training in diversity and white privilege, including how to bring those topics into the classroom. 

Concordia Senior Micah Ferden said he was shocked “that someone had the guts to do this because we try to promote diversity so much and seeing this is saying ‘Hey, we still have students who aren’t fully invested in this diversity message.’”

No, we aren’t invested in the diversity message, not anymore. Not since we realized that after giving in time and again, and promoting policies that go against our interests, still leads to whites being demonized. It’s the constant promotion of diversity, which always means fewer white men, that leads to campaigns like “okay to be white” in the first place.

Sophomore Moshe Mekori said the signs made her realize how much hate is going on. “We live in a world without love, and it’s crazy. I thought this was the last place I would see that, but apparently it’s happening.”

El Camino College

Students at El Camino College in Los Angeles were asked what they thought about “It’s okay to be white” stickers found on campus. A number of non-white students said they found nothing offensive in the flyers, lending credence to the theory that it’s often white, left-wing activists who try to stir up minority hatred against whites via the grievance industry. But sociology major Mylene Silver said the first thing that came to her mind was white supremacy. “Just to see someone took the time to display a negative message that has negative undertones around campus is really disheartening and saddening,” she said.

Biochemistry major Kayla Jandrokovic said she was tired of other white people “making it about them” since minorities go through more.

Policemen helped remove the signs at the El Camino campus. Those who put up the flyers are being referred to as “suspects” and “the case is still under investigation” by police. Police Chief Michael Trevis said they were trying to enhance the footage, because he wanted to identify those responsible. He said that while the EC Police Department will continue their investigation, the case could move up to the district attorney level.

Coastal Carolina University

At Coastal Carolina University (CCU), some students said the flyers were racist. The CCU Department of Public Safety is reviewing footage of the license plates and a photo of the person who posted the signs as part of an investigation.

Tulane University

At Tulane University, the president’s office is reviewing surveillance footage to determine the identity of the suspect. “We have no idea who posted the signs, but that person is obviously not speaking for Tulane University. Tulane is firmly committed to diversity and to supporting every member of our community,” said Mike Strecker, executive director for Tulane public relations.

The Tulane Hullabaloo was dramatic in its coverage of the flyers, starting with an editor’s note hand-wringing about running the article since they don’t want to give press coverage to signs. It started with an account of sophomore Zahra Saifudeen, treasurer of the group Finding Intersectionality Together, walking to class and seeing the horrifying poster mixed in with other flyers. “I, if it was even possible, felt more isolated than I have already,” she said.

Sophomore Desiree Isles said, “I heard that this same thing happened on other campuses nationwide, which means it was organized, which is scary. Some white people really do not understand the struggles we go through and don’t believe white privilege exists. This feels like our problems don’t matter, but there are so many things holding us back.” Remember, this dramatic sentiment is only due to a sign about it being “okay” to be white. 

Sydney Monix, outreach chair of Students Organizing Against Racism, said, “it was just like, ‘okay thanks for the racist PSA reminder.’”

Pearl Dalla, chair of the USG Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council, said, “I was like ‘okay, just another day on Tulane’s campus like somebody being blatantly ignorant and supporting white supremacy,’ like there’s nothing new here.”

Lani Nguyen, vice president of the Asian-American Student Union, said the sign is also saying “it’s not okay to not be white.” These students who join their own race-based groups really show their true feelings about whites when they call out white people for simply having a sign. 

University of Utah

At the University of Utah, spokesperson Chris Nelson said, “If students, faculty or staff see posters on campus that they find inappropriate, they should let a campus administrator know immediately,” adding that anyone witnessing discrimination or who felt discriminated against should report the incident to the university’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action or the Office for Inclusive Excellence.

The school already has an online form for reporting “bias incidents” and “hate crimes,” and students are encouraged to call campus police about “bias incidents” as well.

The university’s Office for Equity and Diversity said the flyers were meant to “create division throughout our campus community” and insinuated the intent might be to “to silence our work in diversity and inclusion.” If pro-white equals anti-diversity, then doesn’t diversity equal anti-white? 

A few days prior, the university announced the Presidential Anti-Racism Task Force to “increase dialogue and understanding among students, staff and faculty from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.” Earlier in the month, the school hosted a forum on “racial micro-aggressions.”

University of Calgary

At the University of Calgary, numerous flyers were hung up around campus. In its first statement, U of C said they understood that some students might find the flyers “distressing and upsetting.” In its second statement, vice-provost of student experience Susan Barker said, “Despite seeming innocuous, the original intent of the message is inherently racist and designed to create division in our community.” It continued, “We are a very diverse campus and we want to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome here. We do not tolerate racism in any form on our campus” and added that reports of racism should be filed with campus security.

Margaret Patterson, a student majoring in women’s studies, said “when you think about the reason behind it, about the people doing it and collaborating, it’s a big problem,” adding that she didn’t think the university was doing enough. 

Student Brandy Barter, described as an LGBTQ person of color, said, “It just shows racism is still real and alive, messages like that contain those subtleties – but they’re not so subtle when you’re the person affected by them.”

Students’ Union President Branden Cave said he was disappointed to see the flyers. His problem was not so much with what the flyers said, but “It’s the conversation that goes on behind the piece of paper that makes people uncomfortable.”

Maki Motapanyane, associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, said the posters are “One of those ugly things that we don’t often like to recognize is there.”

The conversation that goes on behind the flyers is simply that whites are discriminated against in every country they’ve founded and their native homelands. Every other racial group except whites is allowed by society—driven primarily by the media—to self-identify, to talk about how policies affect their group, to vote as a bloc, and to form race-based organizations without being called racist and having one’s livelihood threatened. And if whites start to do it too, the only reason someone would feel “uncomfortable” is if it interferes with their anti-white agenda.

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont said in a statement: “To the extent that the signs were intended to promote a white nationalist ideology, as news reports have suggested, we condemn the activity in the strongest possible terms.” The university probably had good intentions, but it shouldn’t have used fake news sources to erroneously parrot that the signs had anything to do with white nationalism. 

University of Kansas

At the University of Kansas, the Multicultural Student Government (MSG) issued a statement saying they were “working towards finding a solution.” It’s unclear why they think being okay with being white needs a “solution,” other than the fact that they’re racist against white people.

In a blatant display of unawareness, the statement ended with a quote about racism from Fred Hampton, former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, a black nationalist organization. The Instagram post included the message: “No instance of discrimination will be tolerated by MSG. We will work long and hard to ensure OUR safety.” But emphasizing “our” safety implies this group will be looking out for the safety of multicultural students, not whites—the very kind of racism they claim to be against.

Student Body President Mady Womack said the message of the flyers should be denounced. “I am deeply disgusted that this organized online campaign to divide University communities across the country has come to our campus. It is shameful that anyone would use these posters to promote a racist agenda,” she said. “As Jayhawks, we must condemn white supremacy wherever we may find it.”

UC Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, The Daily Californian reported that, according to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich, the flyers don’t constitute as a hate crime, since no specific group was targeted and no criminal act was committed. The idea it even has to be explained why “it’s okay to be white” isn’t a hate crime shows that society is reaching levels of anti-white absurdity that no one would have thought possible even a decade ago.

Even though no crime was committed, the UC police department is asking anyone with information about who posted the signs to notify them. 

Colorado State

At Colorado State, a student was suspicious “it’s okay to be white” had something to do with white supremacy. 

Western Washington University

At Western Washington University, two students ripped down the signs as soon as they went up. “The intent (from what I saw) did not seem like they were trying to spread any sort of positivity,” said sophomore William Zayas, who is Filipino, Puerto Rican, and black. According to the student newspaper, Zayas said “he would feel less safe as a person of color on campus because now he knows there are people out there who agree with these posters.” 

Zayas and his friend called Campus Police on the people hanging up the signs.

Associated Students President Simrun Chhabra said the posters take “up space where people of color, especially native and black folks, need to heal.”

The AS Review—proving that journalism is no longer understood by the younger generation—included this editorialization in its news coverage: “It’s okay to be white as long as you’re using your whiteness as a sword to cut down racists.”

Montgomery Blair High School

 At Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., the flyers were removed by staff before students arrived for class. The police were called, and the school asked anyone with more information to contact security. The school district said it would review surveillance footage as part of its own investigation. Principal Renay Johnson said “they are a “diverse and inclusive community” that “will not fall victim to attempts to divide us.” It’s unclear why she thinks saying it’s OK to be white is divisive, but it is further proof that white pride isn’t OK in America. 

One father said those who posted the flyers had an “evil motivation” and urged them, “go back into your hole.”

Montgomery Blair High is 33 percent Hispanic, 24 percent black, and 15 percent Asian, so whites are a minority at the school. Through the 1940s and ’50s, whites were 90 percent of the U.S. population; in 2010 it was down to 72 percent. That’s according to the U.S. census, which defines white as “a person having origins in any of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa” and Hispanics are typically included. So the actual percentage of whites is much lower. Pew Research estimates that by 2050, non-Hispanic whites will be 47 percent of the U.S. population.

Cities Show Just As Much Anti-White Racism as Universities

After flyers were posted in Iowa City, Little Village called them “pro-white signs.” That’s about the least unbiased description, and isn’t factually false; however, flyers about a Black Lives Matter meeting or Asian student group wouldn’t garner a newspaper article about the appearance of “pro-black signs” or “pro-Asian signs.” It’s still worded as if there’s something wrong about the message of the flyers, especially since the writer devoted several paragraphs to completely different signs discussed online by neo-Nazis.

Do journalists devote several paragraphs to black supremacists when discussing a flyer for Black Lives Matter? No, not except for the rare conservative exposé. This is the anti-white bias the 4chan campaign hoped to draw attention to.

In East Grand Rapids, Mich., flyers were posted on utility poles and street signs, leading to outrage among the city commissioners. “As a Jewish American this really strikes home,” said First Ward Commissioner Chad Zagel. “With the kind of world that I’m trying to build for my son, I’m deeply offended, the outrage knows no bounds.”

According to one article, the same poles contained flyers for Black Lives Matter and Dia De La Raza, which the commissioners never had a problem with. But for simple signs saying it’s okay to be white, the city commissioners demanded the mayor and the police investigate the flyers.

In the village of Englefield Green in England, the local paper described residents as “shocked” by the flyers. A 22-year-old said the signs should be immediately taken down, adding that all races should be accepted, as if the message somehow was contrary to that sentiment. A 27-year-old described the posters as an “embarrassment,” and “an insult to real anti-discrimination movements.”

In Saskatoon, Canada, Tony Kaye found an “okay to be white” flyer and quickly snapped a photo before ripping it down and putting it in a trash bin. He called his wife, who said it was “terrible.” On Facebook, he claimed it was a campaign coordinated by “white supremacists” to hijack Canada’s belief in equality, human rights, and multiculturalism.

Kathleen Hinojosa, a self-described human rights activist, anti-racist, and Democrat, posted on Twitter that she’d seen the flyers around Seattle and reported them to the police, adding “This is disturbing. #HateCrime ?”

Revealing the Anti-White Agenda of Fake News

The “okay to be white” campaign also exposed the double standards and anti-white agenda of the mainstream media. 

SFGATE

In one of the most laughable news stories about the “okay to be white” meme, San Francisco-based SFGATE wrote a news article about a single sticker found in the city. Resident Cecilia A. wrote into their tipline to report the sticker, saying, “It felt weird to see something intentionally inflammatory like that in the city and I immediately wondered who had put it up.”

The Washington Post

An article about the flyers in The Washington Post highlighted the SPLC’s research into “white nationalist” groups, “hate groups,” and “hate crimes” (many of which are actually hoaxes). The fake news article claims that whites enjoy higher incomes and rates of wealth than any other group, which is untrue; Asians have higher incomes, and certain nationalities have higher incomes than white natives, such as Indian-, Jewish-, Taiwanese-, and Filipino-Americans.

Newsweek

Perhaps the most egregious example of fake news comes from Newsweek, the same magazine that compared President Trump to Charles Manson. Its article on the “okay to be white” campaign accused Fox News and Tucker Carlson of “spread[ing] neo-Nazi propaganda.” Carlson, like most conservatives, saw the Washington Post article about the flyers as evidence of its anti-white agenda. “Being white by the way is not something you can control,” Carlson said. “Like any ethnicity, you’re born with it. Which is why you shouldn’t attack people for it, and yet the left does constantly—in case you haven’t noticed.”

Newsweek falsely attributed the posters to “neo-Nazi trolls and veteran white supremacists” and criticized the coverage of conservative outlets for being “straightforward” in their reports.

RUtv News

RUtv News inaccurately reported that the signs were meant to inflame racial tensions and convert people to white nationalism.

The Huffington Post

Not surprisingly, the left-wing Huffington Post referred to those behind the campaign as “white supremacists.”

Vice News

Vice News Canada called them “white nationalist posters.” 

The Root

In a classic example of “okay for me, but not for thee,” The Root, a black online webzine, mocked the sentiment and labeled those who created the flyers as “emboldened white supremacists without a shred of creativity or decency” and claimed they were meant to “bring the average white American over to the darkest side of overt white supremacy.” The article also mocked whites for feeling “victimized.” 

University of Kansas

The misleading stories have found their way down to student journalists as well. At the University of Kansas, the student paper referred to the flyers as “white supremacy posters” in a headline.

University of Maryland

An editorial in the University of Maryland’s independent student newspaper called the phrase “a coded affirmation of white supremacy,” “covertly racist,” and part of the “tradition of American hate speech.” The same author wrote that “Messages of white empowerment give students of color reason to fear for their safety by emboldening white supremacists.” He said that pro-white activism needs to be addressed and its dangers called out. (italics mine)

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

In an opinion column in The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick, a student of journalism and ethnic studies, attributed the flyers to white supremacists and white nationalists who have “insecurities,” and equated voting for Trump or acknowledging discrimination against white people to white supremacy:

“Most white people are compelled to support white supremacy: 52 percent of white women voted for Trump, 55 percent of white people in the US believe they are discriminated against because of their race, and 33 percent of white people in the U.S. believe racism against minorities is a serious problem (compared to 66 percent of nonwhite people).”

The phrase is unsuitable for merchandise too. When a user tried to make an “It’s okay to be white” T-shirt on Zazzle.com it was denied as “not suitable for printing.” Meanwhile, the site features 7,000 results for Black Lives Matter products.

What the Future Holds

4chan’s s stunt to show that “lefties & journalists hate white people” worked. It’s obvious that whites don’t have a place in the Leftist’s diversity rainbow, unless it’s working multiple jobs at a high tax rate to fund benefits and reparations for everyone else.

Whites are treated as second-class citizens in the countries and institutions founded by their ancestors. They’re more likely to be victims of crimes by non-whites, and white men are more likely to be shot by police than black men (yes, the claims of Black Lives Matter are completely false). Whites pay a higher share of taxes than non-whites but collect fewer welfare benefits, while being discriminated against due to affirmative action. Yet if whites mention any of this, it’s not called racism like for any other group; it’s denounced as “white fragility.”

As much as I wish identity politics weren’t necessary for anyone, we must be pragmatic. As long as the Left continues to push for the specific interests of blacks, Hispanics, and Muslims—which doesn’t seem likely any time soon—whites are learning they have no logical choice but to do the same. As Wikipedia tells us, “identity politics” is also called “identitarian politics,” and the European and American identitarian movements may offer a way for whites to advocate for themselves in a non-racist way.