Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

'It's OK to be white' posters found on Concordia College campus

1 / 2
2 / 2

MOORHEAD — Across the country, signs many are calling "racist," appeared this week.

Some of those signs, popped up here in the metro.

Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus.

Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center.

Administration says they're unsure just how many went up, or who is behind the posters.

Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta.

The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o

It laid out a gameplan for people to dress up in costume during halloween, put up the signs, and watch as 'the media leftists froth at the mouth...'

Students said the whole "plan" goes against the diversity message at Concordia.

Senior Micah Ferden said, "(I) was really 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."

Minority students are calling out the metro, saying the community still has a long way to come.

"I just realized 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," said Moshe Mekori, a sophomore.

Moshe, and all of the other students we spoke to, say they're glad the signs are now down, removed less than 24 hours after they went up Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Concordia College releasing this statement:

"The posters did not follow the display policy for placing signage on the campus and were taken down."

Despite the evidence being gone, students say the motivation behind the message is still present.

"Grow up. And be human, that's all I'm going to say. Just grow up and think twice," said Mekori.

Students say these five words mean so much more.

A spokesperson for Concordia College says President Craft is working on creating some type of open forum for students to discuss the topic.

Advertisement