“It’s okay to be white” signs appear in campus newsstands

On Tuesday morning, signs reading “It’s okay to be white” were found in newsstands around the University of Oregon campus.

Publications including The Emerald, Lane Community College’s The Torch and Eugene Weekly found the posters inserted inside newsstands’ displays.

It is not clear who is responsible for putting up the signs.

Oregon is the latest location of the signs. The Washington Post reports that the posters appeared at universities from Tulane in New Orleans to the University of Alberta in Canada. Just today, signs with the same message appeared at the University of Vermont campus.

A 4chan post from an anonymous user on Halloween instructed people to print out these fliers and hang them in public places. The post provided a printable link to the exact fliers posted on campus. The post stated that the point of the stunt was to leave “the media & leftists frothing at the mouth.” The post referred to the statement on the fliers as “harmless” and that those participating should not break any laws. “The point is to have the MAXIMUM CONTRAST between how evil the media portrays these posters, and how clearly benign they are to normies,” the post stated.

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Michael Tobin

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