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From the Harvard Crimson:

‘Okay to be White’ Stickers Crop Up at Harvard, Around Country
By GRAHAM W. BISHAI, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERa day ago

More than a dozen handmade stickers reading “It’s okay to be white” surfaced around Harvard Square Wednesday, prompting Cambridge officials to remove them and a Harvard Law School Dean to denounce the signs as “provocations intended to divide us.” …

“It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,” Law School Dean of Students Marcia L. Sells wrote in an email sent to Law students Wednesday after the stickers were spotted at Wasserstein and Hastings Halls.

“HLS will not let that happen here. We live, work, teach, and learn together in a community that is stronger, better, and deeper because of our diversity and because we encourage open, respectful, and constructive discourse,” Sells wrote.

I guess we can take that as meaning: It’s not okay to be white.

In 2015, a vandalism incident featuring pieces of black tape placed over the portraits of black professors at the Law School spurred a broader campus dialogue about race on campus.

How’d that turn out, anyway? Surely by now the white racist black tapists have been caught, right? Right?

Most of the stickers appeared to have been removed by Wednesday afternoon.

When alerted about the stickers, Cambridge Police asked the Department of Public Works to remove them from Cambridge Common and Harvard Square, Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick told the Boston Globe.

Sells confirmed in her email to students Wednesday afternoon that the stickers at the Law School had already been removed.

This is not the first public posting suggesting the plight of white people in the United States at Harvard. In October 2016, an email with the subject line “Fight White Genocide – Vote Trump!” was sent to some undergraduates, prompting Harvard to call upon police to investigate.

 
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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I followed the link, and spent some time examining the pictures and thinking many contradictory thoughts...
    But then I saw this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4821997/sicko-white-student-rubbed-used-tampons-on-black-roommates-bag-in-campaign-of-racist-abuse/
    Probably many have seen this story, although I don't think it has been discussed here.

    Here's my thought: this white girl acted in an utterly degenerate fashion, and deserves her expulsion from school, and her prosecution (to some degree). And let's be honest: there was probably a racial element to her actions. But this does not warrant "hate crime" charges, which I think should not exist. I have personally been subject to more than one criminal action by blacks (I am white...) which had... in reality... some racial element... but even in the one case where there was a conviction, there were no "hate crime" charges, and that is fine. I really don't think "hate crime" laws benefit anyone apart from certain "opinion leaders" trying to game the system. Probably 98% of readers here agree with me, but there might be a point to this comment in that I think that eliminating things like this (laws like this) is an achievable goal, possibly. I think "hate crime" laws harm nearly everyone.
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  2. Moses says:

    Brilliant cannot-lose trolling.

    Either officials react to innocuous “It’s okay to be white” flyers like they are radioactive poison or they are forced to say “It’s ok to be white.”

    So far it’s all the former. So much the better. I hope the trollers continue. Eventually (one woukd hope) the dean of Harvard Law will have to explain how “It’s ok to be white” “divides us.”

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    • Replies: @guest
    One can hope until the crack of doom, but they'll never bother to explain. Should the culture shift as radically as is required for an explanation to be necessary, they probably wouldn't be deans anymore.
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  3. Isn’t “okay” Cherokee in origin? That would make its use here cultural appropriation.

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    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    You must be a hit at staff meetings.
    , @Jack D
    The origins of "okay" are somewhat lost in the mists of history but the best guess appears to be it was an abbreviation fad like LOL, MAGA, etc. (some things never change).

    From the wiki:

    The abbreviation fad began in Boston in the summer of 1838 … OFM, "our first men," and used expressions like NG, "no go," GT, "gone to Texas," and SP, "small potatoes." Many of the abbreviated expressions were exaggerated misspellings, a stock in trade of the humorists of the day. One predecessor of OK was OW, "oll wright."[12]
     
    OK stood for "oll korrect" .

    Once a colloquialism is well established, it develops a million folk etymologies. Try finding out what "the whole nine yards" means - is it football, concrete, fabric?

    One folk etymology for okay was that it was from the Choctaw but this is doubtful. The fact that Pete Seeger thought that is was so is persuasive - the man was never right about anything.
    , @Anon
    Way to go. Humor is very effective for opening young people's eyes. I'll take your example home.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    At first glance I misread this as"It's OK to be Cherokee in Origin."

    I thought you were making a reference to another Harvard Law School Professor, Elizabeth Warren, nicknamed Fauxcohantas, and now representing Massachusetts in the US Senate.
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  4. TangoMan says:

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    Why is it so vomit-inducing for the Dean to declare “You know, actually it is OK to be White.” Why is it divisive to take pride in being White? Homosexuals have actual parades focused on their pride in being homosexual. Does the Dean declare such homosexual parades to be divisive?

    We live, work, teach, and learn together in a community that is stronger, better, and deeper because of our diversity

    Bullshit.

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience. But in fact the correlations went in the opposite direction. As the proportion of black students rose, student satisfaction with their university experience dropped, as did their assessments of the quality of their education and the work ethic of their peers. In addition, the higher the enrollment diversity, the more likely students were to say that they personally experienced discrimination. The same pattern of negative correlations between educational benefits and increased black enrollment appeared in the responses of faculty and administrators. Both groups perceived decreases in educational quality and academic preparation as the number of black students increased. Faculty members also rated students as less hard-working as diversity increased.

    If she really believes diversity is a benefit, then why doesn’t she double the Black and Hispanic enrollment? More should be better, right?

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    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”
     
    It's a university campus, an innocuous piece of paper with a political slogan is fairly common. Why'd you not just ignore it like all the other pieces of political sloganing plastered all over?

    This is all so low-effort, why does anyone outside the /pol/ thread that coordinated this know about it? Why is the Dean expected to comment on it?

    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn't lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.

    , @Anonymous
    Wow, if I were an academic who wanted to commit professional suicide, I think I'd publish a paper just like that one.
    , @ben tillman

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience.
     
    LOL. This clown needs to get out more. I can't imagine anyone thinking that.
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  5. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Harvard is moving toward the fringe. It doesn’t have the same prestige.

    PC is a mighty force for reputation destruction.

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  6. @Reg Cæsar
    Isn't "okay" Cherokee in origin? That would make its use here cultural appropriation.

    You must be a hit at staff meetings.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.
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  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Reg Cæsar
    Meanwhile, in the other Cambridge:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4828516/cambridge-university-best-bum-competition-2017/

    I followed the link, and spent some time examining the pictures and thinking many contradictory thoughts…
    But then I saw this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4821997/sicko-white-student-rubbed-used-tampons-on-black-roommates-bag-in-campaign-of-racist-abuse/
    Probably many have seen this story, although I don’t think it has been discussed here.

    Here’s my thought: this white girl acted in an utterly degenerate fashion, and deserves her expulsion from school, and her prosecution (to some degree). And let’s be honest: there was probably a racial element to her actions. But this does not warrant “hate crime” charges, which I think should not exist. I have personally been subject to more than one criminal action by blacks (I am white…) which had… in reality… some racial element… but even in the one case where there was a conviction, there were no “hate crime” charges, and that is fine. I really don’t think “hate crime” laws benefit anyone apart from certain “opinion leaders” trying to game the system. Probably 98% of readers here agree with me, but there might be a point to this comment in that I think that eliminating things like this (laws like this) is an achievable goal, possibly. I think “hate crime” laws harm nearly everyone.

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    • Replies: @bomag

    Probably many have seen this story
     
    It's a man bites dog story. For every one of these, there are plenty that go the other way.

    But we do expect more from college students; future leaders and all that. But, then, maybe not so much anymore.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    There is a backstory here, implicit in the news reports but ignored. The White and Negro roommates did not get along. Neither could stand the other or the other's behavior. The White student asked for a room transfer and was denied. The White student then upped the ante and acted more aggressively in ways that made the Negro student ask for a transfer. The Negro's request was immediately honored.

    A relevant, but unasked and therefor unanswered question, is why was the White student's request for a room transfer immediately rejected while a similar request from the Negro student was immediately accepted.

    A Negro judge is now presiding over a criminal trial against the White student. Already this judge has shown an unacceptable level of prejudgement in the case against the White student.

    A better slogan than "It's Okay to Be White" might be "It Sucks to Be White on College Campuses These Days".
    , @Old fogey
    I read the story when it came out in the Times. It did not ring true and I am surprised that anyone actually believes that this girl did what she said she did to her roommate. Complete childish balderdash and yet the Times gave it space in the first section of the paper. This was news "Fit to print?"
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  8. In 2015, a vandalism incident featuring pieces of black tape placed over the portraits of black professors at the Law School spurred a broader campus dialogue about race on campus.

    “Spurred a…dialogue” is becoming the standard way to concede that an alleged hate crime was in fact a hoax.

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    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    A candidate for the iSteve lexicon? Along with WWG/T, frontlash, who, whom, vibrancy, Zeroth Amendment, hate hoax, etc., etc.
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  9. ChrisJ says:

    How about an even simpler message – wear a button that says “I’m white”.
    Just a statement of fact, no value judgement at all that it’s okay or otherwise. I’m betting this would cause greater outrage from the left. The less you offer them to hit, the more violently they will swing. It works in karate.

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    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    Too loquacious. Button should just read "White". Even better would be a blank white button. You could get really crazy and have "White" blind embossed on the white button, like the title of the original edition of The Beatles album "The Beatles"(White Album).
    , @Anonymous
    The problem is a lot of these people will 'Hit' -- literally.

    They have been so emotionally manipulated and revved up by the media that they feel completely entitled to violently attack anyone they perceive as 'fascist'. They feel duty-bound to fight the rise of the new 'Hitler'. There are many cases of alterations starting by having a Trump sticker or things like this.

    Make up this button and walk around Manhattan tomorrow, but please get some life insurance first
    , @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    How about an even simpler message – wear a button that says “I’m white”.

    And for added cachet and diversity, use a foreign language:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b9/MagrittePipe.jpg/300px-MagrittePipe.jpg
    , @Rod1963
    Because you can be beaten or killed for wearing it. A white cannot by current societal norms be allowed to publicly be proud of his/her ethnicity.

    And don't forget to thank all your college professors and all those highly educated whites for promoting this crap.
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  10. guest says:

    It’s divisive, despite it’s neutrality, because it’s the other side doing it. That’s the message I get.

    What they do unites us. The Bad Guys (e.g. me) are divisive, by definition.

    Why don’t they just go age as and declare we’re not allowed to have a side? Public debate should just be a human face agreeing with them, forever.

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  11. anon says: • Disclaimer

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now. They’ve figured out the troll, so they don’t act actually outraged about white people daring to assert their OKitude. Now it’s just about how we shouldn’t divide ourselves.

    And, of course, it would be fun to ask them how this is any different or more divisive than saying Black Lives Matter, but, obviously, we won’t get a chance to ask them that.

    So, it was fun while it lasted, but I think the game is up.

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    These... were provocations intended to divide us from one another This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now
     
    A rather damning line of defense. It admits that we have lines of division that can be rather easily exploited, and thus have to be heavily policed.
    , @Prof. Woland
    Put up both signs and watch their heads explode. They want to rip off the IOKTBW ones but the BLM ones are sacred.
    , @Forbes
    Doubtful. They haven't figured out they're being trolled. The game is up when they stop reporting and commenting on these "incidents," and treat it as if commonplace graffiti. When they give it the same notice as litter, then the game is up.

    Issuing press releases, internal email letters to the university community, etc. is the "How high?" reaction to the trollers' "Jump!"
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  12. guest says:
    @Moses
    Brilliant cannot-lose trolling.

    Either officials react to innocuous “It’s okay to be white” flyers like they are radioactive poison or they are forced to say “It’s ok to be white.”

    So far it’s all the former. So much the better. I hope the trollers continue. Eventually (one woukd hope) the dean of Harvard Law will have to explain how “It’s ok to be white” “divides us.”

    One can hope until the crack of doom, but they’ll never bother to explain. Should the culture shift as radically as is required for an explanation to be necessary, they probably wouldn’t be deans anymore.

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    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    Well, that they're deans now at all suggests that Harvard might actually take this diversity thing seriously.

    From the dean's bio:


    she held a variety of high-level positions in academia, the private sector and public service, including: Vice President for Employee and Organizational Development at Reuters America; Vice President for Organizational Development & Human Resources and Vice President for Player Education and Development at the National Basketball Association; and Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
     
    So this black empty (pant)suit was a fancy version of a jailhouse English teacher and a low-level bureaucrat for some no-name California agri-slum, which she parlayed into a commissarship with a propaganda ministry. This qualified her to head up the most prestigious law school in the country.

    How far out of her element must she feel dealing with guys like Alan Dershowitz? Guess that famous black ego and implacable overconfidence must come in handy when you're the Ivy League version of a welfare ho.

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  13. anonguy says:

    OT, but the sexual harassment bonfire continues to grow in every direction. Howie Rubin now….

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.

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    • Replies: @27 year old

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.
     
    What's scary about that? If the public believes in pizzagate that's good
    , @Bill Jones
    There is certainly something in Pizzagate.

    btw did you know that the Podesta's were good friends of the pedophile British MP Clement Freud and were staying with him in his Portuguese house not a mile from, and at the same time as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?

    Funny dat.
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  14. What the idiots at HLS and elsewhere don’t get is that the more hysterical their reaction, the more they encourage further signs.

    Really, how do they expect they’re going to turn this sign into something “racist”, without making any kind of normal person laugh in their face?

    They just can’t stop themselves from looking ridiculous. That’s where their ideology has put them.

    These are our elites.

    These are the people who want us to believe that they know what’s good for us better than we do.

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  15. Existence is resistance. That’s why White people putting up these signs is considered divisive. Until White people finally go extinct, we are supposed to accept the fact that we only exist when other people say we exist. It’s literally not okay for Whites to be Whites on their own initiative.

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    • Replies: @silviosilver
    Well said. You're only allowed to be accidentally white, never intentionally (unless it's to apologize for it).
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  16. kihowi says:

    (((Real culture warriors))) would understand that now you have to keep doing it. They can’t react like this every time, and after a year or so everybody will be used to the sight of “it’s ok being white” and you’ve forced the concept into people’s minds as a fact of life.

    On the other hand if you stop now, the storyline will be that there was a short outbreak of wrongthought which was put down by a righteous outpour of emotions on the right side of history.

    But goody-two-shoes white people just don’t get it. You say something once and then you’ve delivered the information and can go do something else, right?

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  17. MEH 0910 says:
    @ChrisJ
    How about an even simpler message - wear a button that says "I'm white".
    Just a statement of fact, no value judgement at all that it's okay or otherwise. I'm betting this would cause greater outrage from the left. The less you offer them to hit, the more violently they will swing. It works in karate.

    Too loquacious. Button should just read “White”. Even better would be a blank white button. You could get really crazy and have “White” blind embossed on the white button, like the title of the original edition of The Beatles album “The Beatles”(White Album).

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    http://badgetastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Badge-Tastic-Blank-Circle.jpg
    , @Seamus Padraig
    Or how about a red, white, and blue campaign button: "I like white!"
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  18. @MEH 0910
    Too loquacious. Button should just read "White". Even better would be a blank white button. You could get really crazy and have "White" blind embossed on the white button, like the title of the original edition of The Beatles album "The Beatles"(White Album).

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    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    What's the administration going to do when blank white signs and stickers start getting posted everywhere?
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  19. Realist says:

    This country is fucked.

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  20. MEH 0910 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    http://badgetastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Badge-Tastic-Blank-Circle.jpg

    What’s the administration going to do when blank white signs and stickers start getting posted everywhere?

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    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    They'll probably claim that the blank white pages are 'ugly' and 'divisive'. Soon enough, the push will be on to ban all white paper everywhere, lest the POCs and the SJWs get 'triggered' every time they have to walk into the copy room.
    , @minimalist
    Sticker Control, obviously. High capacity magazines like this must be banned.



    The First Amendment was not written with THIS in mind.
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  21. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I wouldn’t expect everyone to like these flyers, and I’m certain lots of people hate them — but calling the Police? Is there anything even remotely illegal about this? Can’t somebody put up a flyer with whatever they want on it?

    We have The NYTimes publishing paid advertisements that are literally calling for the ouster of an elected government, and they are calling the Police over these things?

    We’re really heading into dangerous territory.

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  22. MG says:

    It’s okay to be white only if you say it’s not okay to be white.

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    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
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  23. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @ChrisJ
    How about an even simpler message - wear a button that says "I'm white".
    Just a statement of fact, no value judgement at all that it's okay or otherwise. I'm betting this would cause greater outrage from the left. The less you offer them to hit, the more violently they will swing. It works in karate.

    The problem is a lot of these people will ‘Hit’ — literally.

    They have been so emotionally manipulated and revved up by the media that they feel completely entitled to violently attack anyone they perceive as ‘fascist’. They feel duty-bound to fight the rise of the new ‘Hitler’. There are many cases of alterations starting by having a Trump sticker or things like this.

    Make up this button and walk around Manhattan tomorrow, but please get some life insurance first

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  24. Altai says:
    @TangoMan
    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    Why is it so vomit-inducing for the Dean to declare "You know, actually it is OK to be White." Why is it divisive to take pride in being White? Homosexuals have actual parades focused on their pride in being homosexual. Does the Dean declare such homosexual parades to be divisive?

    We live, work, teach, and learn together in a community that is stronger, better, and deeper because of our diversity

    Bullshit.

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience. But in fact the correlations went in the opposite direction. As the proportion of black students rose, student satisfaction with their university experience dropped, as did their assessments of the quality of their education and the work ethic of their peers. In addition, the higher the enrollment diversity, the more likely students were to say that they personally experienced discrimination. The same pattern of negative correlations between educational benefits and increased black enrollment appeared in the responses of faculty and administrators. Both groups perceived decreases in educational quality and academic preparation as the number of black students increased. Faculty members also rated students as less hard-working as diversity increased.
     
    If she really believes diversity is a benefit, then why doesn't she double the Black and Hispanic enrollment? More should be better, right?

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    It’s a university campus, an innocuous piece of paper with a political slogan is fairly common. Why’d you not just ignore it like all the other pieces of political sloganing plastered all over?

    This is all so low-effort, why does anyone outside the /pol/ thread that coordinated this know about it? Why is the Dean expected to comment on it?

    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn’t lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.

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    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn’t lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.
     
    Absolutely. SJWism is the new state religion, and these 'It's OK to be white' posters are the new Ninety-five Theses nailed to the church door Wittenberg.

    The New Reformation is on!
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  25. guest says:

    Would it be more or less revealing and self-destructive if someone posted a note saying “White people shouldn’t be murdered,” and they responded:

    “You can’t say that! I’ll kill you! I’ll kill all of you!”

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    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    Reminds me of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyyiQqEKyFQ
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  26. Who would have thought that somebody at Harvard actually had a sense of humor?

    What will they do if they “catch” the perpetrator? Or if the person voluntarily claims credit?

    The Harvard administrators seem to think this is a crime (i.e., they called the police), but of course it is not. And, while private universities have much more leeway than public schools, since Harvard does have a Black Students Association, if they punish someone for this, they run afoul of federal anti-racial-discrimination law.

    How long will it be before we see “It is okay to be Chinese-American”? Officially, minorities, but, of course, they don’t count as “minorities.” Could be interesting. (My wife suggests that it could be Asians who put up the “It’s okay to be white” posters — how can they punish Asians for saying it’s okay to be white? It would be a nice way for Asians to express their annoyance at NAMs.)

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    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    Why didn't the cops cite the Harvard asshole for wasting police time?
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  27. jim jones says:

    I walk around my town wearing a poppy despite the Leftists saying it is “racist”

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/873627/remembrance-poppy-red-white-british-legion

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  28. I like better “It’s amazin’ to be a Caucasian”. It sounds more like a cheery self-affirmation slogan, like “Black is beautiful”.

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  29. This is the best thing to come out of /pol/ since “praise kek.”

    So simple, so effective—the administrators haven’t yet said “it’s not okay to be white,” but they’re getting closer and closer to actually saying those words. When that happens… well, it’s going to get interesting.

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  30. ItsEve says: • Website

    What if half the signs said “It’s not OK to be white.” Would those have to come down too?

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  31. @the one they call Desanex
    I like better “It’s amazin’ to be a Caucasian”. It sounds more like a cheery self-affirmation slogan, like “Black is beautiful”.

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    It's great to be straight!
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  32. @anonguy
    OT, but the sexual harassment bonfire continues to grow in every direction. Howie Rubin now....

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.

    What’s scary about that? If the public believes in pizzagate that’s good

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    Its more that there's a network of elite who are nigh untouchable peddling in child trafficking that's so damn scary.
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  33. Dr. X says:

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,” Law School Dean of Students Marcia L. Sells wrote in an email sent to Law students Wednesday after the stickers were spotted at Wasserstein and Hastings Halls.

    “HLS will not let that happen here. “

    In other words, the colored female dean of Harvard Law doesn’t believe in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for adult law students.

    http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/dos/meet-the-staff/#MarciaSells

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  34. ic1000 says:

    All Lives Matter.

    That’s another slogan that the entire political spectrum can agree about. From the NYT to Donna Brazile, everybody knows deplorable when they see it.

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  35. tyrone says:

    a black hoaxer would never say anything so tepid as it’s ” okay to be white” must be one of those wonderful 4chan kids. by the way I think it’s GREAT!

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  36. @Cagey Beast
    Existence is resistance. That's why White people putting up these signs is considered divisive. Until White people finally go extinct, we are supposed to accept the fact that we only exist when other people say we exist. It's literally not okay for Whites to be Whites on their own initiative.

    Well said. You’re only allowed to be accidentally white, never intentionally (unless it’s to apologize for it).

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  37. More than a dozen handmade stickers reading “It’s okay to be white” surfaced around Harvard Square Wednesday,

    Gives a whole new meaning to “sticker shock” doesn’t it.

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  38. @27 year old

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.
     
    What's scary about that? If the public believes in pizzagate that's good

    Its more that there’s a network of elite who are nigh untouchable peddling in child trafficking that’s so damn scary.

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  39. PhDPepper says:
    @Steve Sailer
    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/cb72f74d399eafeea7d04b1742a7c1edcb72365f/c=897-27-3592-2053&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2016/05/02/DetroitFreePress/DetroitFreePress/635978177852885461-DFP-0403-verlander-u-1-.JPG

    It’s great to be straight!

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  40. @guest
    One can hope until the crack of doom, but they'll never bother to explain. Should the culture shift as radically as is required for an explanation to be necessary, they probably wouldn't be deans anymore.

    Well, that they’re deans now at all suggests that Harvard might actually take this diversity thing seriously.

    From the dean’s bio:

    she held a variety of high-level positions in academia, the private sector and public service, including: Vice President for Employee and Organizational Development at Reuters America; Vice President for Organizational Development & Human Resources and Vice President for Player Education and Development at the National Basketball Association; and Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

    So this black empty (pant)suit was a fancy version of a jailhouse English teacher and a low-level bureaucrat for some no-name California agri-slum, which she parlayed into a commissarship with a propaganda ministry. This qualified her to head up the most prestigious law school in the country.

    How far out of her element must she feel dealing with guys like Alan Dershowitz? Guess that famous black ego and implacable overconfidence must come in handy when you’re the Ivy League version of a welfare ho.

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  41. anon says: • Disclaimer

    I’d like to see the following experiment: Signs randomly placed that say “It’s okay to be ____” where the blank is any of white, black, Asian, Hispanic, etc. and then measure the rate at which signs are defaced and/or removed. You could even throw in some touchy-feely “it’s okay to be me” and “it’s okay to be you” signs.

    We could then quantify elite hatred of whites. It’ll be SCIENCE!

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  42. @Cagey Beast
    You must be a hit at staff meetings.

    I was at a staff meeting in the ’90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor’s weakness as a “Chink in their armor”.

    “Whoa! Hold it right there!”, our fearless leader intoned. “Isn’t that racist?”

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. “The line will be stricken,” she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

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    Thank God she didn't say that your competitor's budget was "niggardly": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_word_%22niggardly%22
    , @Seamus Padraig
    Oh, one more thing, MO: years ago when I was living in Chicago, I worked with a guy from a little town in Illinois called Pekin, which was supposed to be an older variant of Peking, China. He told me once that, back in the 80s, the Pekin High School mascot was--get this--the Fighting Chink!
    , @Jack D
    If they had used "niggardly" in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack.
    , @Prof. Woland
    Perhaps they were referring to a Chinese Tankist. Now if he said there is a "google in the armor" we know he was racist.
    , @SteveRogers42
    I hope they don't "welch" on any deals.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Max Bretos of ESPN was suspended for 30 days for stating that Jeremy Lin has a chink in his armor. The irony is that Bretos' wife is Oriental.
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  43. @Demosthenes Rapaport

    In 2015, a vandalism incident featuring pieces of black tape placed over the portraits of black professors at the Law School spurred a broader campus dialogue about race on campus.
     
    "Spurred a...dialogue" is becoming the standard way to concede that an alleged hate crime was in fact a hoax.

    A candidate for the iSteve lexicon? Along with WWG/T, frontlash, who, whom, vibrancy, Zeroth Amendment, hate hoax, etc., etc.

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  44. bomag says:
    @Anonymous
    I followed the link, and spent some time examining the pictures and thinking many contradictory thoughts...
    But then I saw this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4821997/sicko-white-student-rubbed-used-tampons-on-black-roommates-bag-in-campaign-of-racist-abuse/
    Probably many have seen this story, although I don't think it has been discussed here.

    Here's my thought: this white girl acted in an utterly degenerate fashion, and deserves her expulsion from school, and her prosecution (to some degree). And let's be honest: there was probably a racial element to her actions. But this does not warrant "hate crime" charges, which I think should not exist. I have personally been subject to more than one criminal action by blacks (I am white...) which had... in reality... some racial element... but even in the one case where there was a conviction, there were no "hate crime" charges, and that is fine. I really don't think "hate crime" laws benefit anyone apart from certain "opinion leaders" trying to game the system. Probably 98% of readers here agree with me, but there might be a point to this comment in that I think that eliminating things like this (laws like this) is an achievable goal, possibly. I think "hate crime" laws harm nearly everyone.

    Probably many have seen this story

    It’s a man bites dog story. For every one of these, there are plenty that go the other way.

    But we do expect more from college students; future leaders and all that. But, then, maybe not so much anymore.

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  45. Thea says:

    When I was in college “it’s ok to be gay” posters were all the rage and no one cared.

    It would be interesting if someone put “it’s not ok to be white” and see what fits they throw. Really just whites existing is what pisses them off. ” whites still exist” posters might also lead to distress.

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  46. bomag says:
    @anon

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”
     
    This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now. They've figured out the troll, so they don't act actually outraged about white people daring to assert their OKitude. Now it's just about how we shouldn't divide ourselves.

    And, of course, it would be fun to ask them how this is any different or more divisive than saying Black Lives Matter, but, obviously, we won't get a chance to ask them that.

    So, it was fun while it lasted, but I think the game is up.

    These… were provocations intended to divide us from one another This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now

    A rather damning line of defense. It admits that we have lines of division that can be rather easily exploited, and thus have to be heavily policed.

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  47. @ChrisJ
    How about an even simpler message - wear a button that says "I'm white".
    Just a statement of fact, no value judgement at all that it's okay or otherwise. I'm betting this would cause greater outrage from the left. The less you offer them to hit, the more violently they will swing. It works in karate.

    How about an even simpler message – wear a button that says “I’m white”.

    And for added cachet and diversity, use a foreign language:

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    Let's put some literary sass into this meme too, like chapter 42 of "Moby-Dick":

    "It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me."

    https://americanliterature.com/author/herman-melville/book/moby-dick-or-the-whale/chapter-42-the-whiteness-of-the-whale
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  48. http://mpcdot.com/forums/topic/10063-its-not-okay-to-whine/#entry394399

    First, let’s point out what every meme like this should have as its main objective: unanswerable demoralization of the enemy. No one is going to be demoralized by “it’s okay to be white” because it projects weakness. It sounds like a plea to be left alone, which is the worst possible message you can have.

    IOTBW is just a weak troll trying to get liberals to overreact in the hope that normies will notice. But normies will only notice a bunch of noise over someone creeping around putting up weird flyers. Neither side will seem sympathetic to him and he’ll go back to normying.

    Mainly I think the most productive efforts are put forth illustrating a positive vision to people in the middle, because one of the right’s major downfalls is its lack of optimism and its defensive mentality (which IOTBW plays into).

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  49. @MEH 0910
    Too loquacious. Button should just read "White". Even better would be a blank white button. You could get really crazy and have "White" blind embossed on the white button, like the title of the original edition of The Beatles album "The Beatles"(White Album).

    Or how about a red, white, and blue campaign button: “I like white!”

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  50. @MEH 0910
    What's the administration going to do when blank white signs and stickers start getting posted everywhere?

    They’ll probably claim that the blank white pages are ‘ugly’ and ‘divisive’. Soon enough, the push will be on to ban all white paper everywhere, lest the POCs and the SJWs get ‘triggered’ every time they have to walk into the copy room.

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  51. @Altai

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”
     
    It's a university campus, an innocuous piece of paper with a political slogan is fairly common. Why'd you not just ignore it like all the other pieces of political sloganing plastered all over?

    This is all so low-effort, why does anyone outside the /pol/ thread that coordinated this know about it? Why is the Dean expected to comment on it?

    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn't lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.

    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn’t lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.

    Absolutely. SJWism is the new state religion, and these ‘It’s OK to be white’ posters are the new Ninety-five Theses nailed to the church door Wittenberg.

    The New Reformation is on!

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    You're being just a tad hyperbolic here, among other things. This whole incident has a shelf life of about 72 hours, max.
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  52. @guest
    Would it be more or less revealing and self-destructive if someone posted a note saying "White people shouldn't be murdered," and they responded:

    "You can't say that! I'll kill you! I'll kill all of you!"
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  53. @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    Thank God she didn’t say that your competitor’s budget was “niggardly”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_about_the_word_%22niggardly%22

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  54. It’s Ok To Be White
    /pol/ delivers.

    https://altright.com/2017/11/04/its-ok-to-be-white/

    If those with institutional power now grudgingly accepted that maybe they pushed the anti-White stuff a bit far, wouldn’t that be wonderful? And wouldn’t they be getting off remarkably easily if all they had to suffer was a democratically elected vulgarian in the White House for four years, some rallies and a few signs saying “it’s okay to be White”? Compared to the Bolshevik Revolution, the Haitian Slave Revolt, the French Revolution or even the civil rights and trade union struggles of the last century, this is a civil and orderly expression of grievances.

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  55. @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    Oh, one more thing, MO: years ago when I was living in Chicago, I worked with a guy from a little town in Illinois called Pekin, which was supposed to be an older variant of Peking, China. He told me once that, back in the 80s, the Pekin High School mascot was–get this–the Fighting Chink!

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    Their current mascot is the dragon.
    , @Almost Missouri
    LOL. Good old days!
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  56. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    Isn't "okay" Cherokee in origin? That would make its use here cultural appropriation.

    The origins of “okay” are somewhat lost in the mists of history but the best guess appears to be it was an abbreviation fad like LOL, MAGA, etc. (some things never change).

    From the wiki:

    The abbreviation fad began in Boston in the summer of 1838 … OFM, “our first men,” and used expressions like NG, “no go,” GT, “gone to Texas,” and SP, “small potatoes.” Many of the abbreviated expressions were exaggerated misspellings, a stock in trade of the humorists of the day. One predecessor of OK was OW, “oll wright.”[12]

    OK stood for “oll korrect” .

    Once a colloquialism is well established, it develops a million folk etymologies. Try finding out what “the whole nine yards” means – is it football, concrete, fabric?

    One folk etymology for okay was that it was from the Choctaw but this is doubtful. The fact that Pete Seeger thought that is was so is persuasive – the man was never right about anything.

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    "OK" took off during Martin Van Buren's run for the White House. He was from Kinderhook, and it was said to stand for "Old Kinderhook".

    Some used to claim that was the original source, but almost no one does anymore. However, it's adoption by Mattie's PR men is as good an explanation of the rapid spread of the term as any. A presidential campaign pretty much was the only "national medium" around in those days.
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  57. Jack D says:
    @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    If they had used “niggardly” in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack.

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    "If they had used 'niggardly' in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack."

    Indeed.

    True story: a couple of weeks ago, I was teaching the Nicomachean Ethics. I had assigned chunks of the classic Ross translation. I was making a chart on the board of Aristotle's enumeration of the moral virtues and their opposites in II.7, reading aloud from the text as I went, when I came to "magnificence," the deficiency of which is - wait for it - "niggardliness," in that translation. I've got four black students in that class. I suddenly saw permanent unemployability staring me in the face. In panic, I substituted "uh-oh, let's call that cheapness" for the forbidden word.

    Fortunately, nobody has yet entered a complaint against me.

    It is, by the way, particularly unfortunate, given the reputation of blacks when it comes to tipping, that "niggardly" means "cheap."
    , @keuril
    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck.
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  58. Joe Walker says: • Website

    At Harvard, black lives matter but it is not okay to be white.

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  59. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Reg Cæsar
    Isn't "okay" Cherokee in origin? That would make its use here cultural appropriation.

    Way to go. Humor is very effective for opening young people’s eyes. I’ll take your example home.

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  60. hyperbola says:

    Harvard is awash in the corruption and political correctness if the sect that now runs it. The “law school” has long been one of the most corrupt branches.

    google( Jews sans frontieres: Alan Dershowitz: plagiarist, liar and racist )
    google( Land Destroyer: Big Oil’s Tree Huggers )
    google( Russia – the biggest robbery of the twentieth century polskawalczaca )
    google( Harvard Mafia, Andrei Shleifer and the Economic Rape of Russia softpanorama )
    google( Harvard’s ‘Best and Brightest’ Aided Russia’s Economic Ruin fair )
    google( Why Larry Summers lost the presidency of Harvard | mathbabe )
    google( HARVARD STUDENTS DEMAND ANSWERS IN ONGOING CHILEAN INVESTMENT SCANDAL )
    google( How Ikea And Harvard Got Tangled In A Corrupt Romanian Land Deal huffington post )
    google( Warren, Obama, and Harvard’s Culture of Corruption american thinker )
    google( Larry Tribe, Larry Summers, And Elena Kagan: Because Of The Larry Tribe Affair, It Is Time For Larry Summers To Go )
    google( Just how corrupt is the Harvard Economics Department, anyway? newappsblog )
    google( Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption nybooks )
    google( Joseph Biederman is Still at Harvard sethroberts )
    google( Justina Pelletier and Boston Children’s Hospital behaviorismandmentalhealth )
    google( Elena Kagan: Jewish Ethnic Networking Eases the Path of a Liberal/Leftist to the Supreme Court )
    google( Elena Kagan’s “diversity problem” and Jewish privilege )
    ….. Clearly, non-Jewish Whites were underrepresented among Kagan’s appointments, just as they are underrepresented at Kagan’s new workplace, the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Jews, who make up only 2% of the U.S. population, get at least half of the appointments. In other words, their share of Kagan’s hirings was 25 times their share of the U.S. population. But all we heard in the media was that “all but one of her appointments was White.” This is a good illustration that for many of the most important jobs, fears of Whites being passed over in favor of Blacks benefiting from affirmative action are simply misplaced. It is clearly Jewish privilege that is crowding Whites out of these jobs. It may well be that the biggest harm to Whites caused by affirmative action is to distract Whites with a red herring…..

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  61. Vinteuil says:
    @Jack D
    If they had used "niggardly" in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack.

    “If they had used ‘niggardly’ in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack.”

    Indeed.

    True story: a couple of weeks ago, I was teaching the Nicomachean Ethics. I had assigned chunks of the classic Ross translation. I was making a chart on the board of Aristotle’s enumeration of the moral virtues and their opposites in II.7, reading aloud from the text as I went, when I came to “magnificence,” the deficiency of which is – wait for it – “niggardliness,” in that translation. I’ve got four black students in that class. I suddenly saw permanent unemployability staring me in the face. In panic, I substituted “uh-oh, let’s call that cheapness” for the forbidden word.

    Fortunately, nobody has yet entered a complaint against me.

    It is, by the way, particularly unfortunate, given the reputation of blacks when it comes to tipping, that “niggardly” means “cheap.”

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  62. @anon

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”
     
    This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now. They've figured out the troll, so they don't act actually outraged about white people daring to assert their OKitude. Now it's just about how we shouldn't divide ourselves.

    And, of course, it would be fun to ask them how this is any different or more divisive than saying Black Lives Matter, but, obviously, we won't get a chance to ask them that.

    So, it was fun while it lasted, but I think the game is up.

    Put up both signs and watch their heads explode. They want to rip off the IOKTBW ones but the BLM ones are sacred.

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  63. @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    Perhaps they were referring to a Chinese Tankist. Now if he said there is a “google in the armor” we know he was racist.

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  64. @Reg Cæsar
    Isn't "okay" Cherokee in origin? That would make its use here cultural appropriation.

    At first glance I misread this as”It’s OK to be Cherokee in Origin.”

    I thought you were making a reference to another Harvard Law School Professor, Elizabeth Warren, nicknamed Fauxcohantas, and now representing Massachusetts in the US Senate.

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    I believe she prefers "Lieawatha".

    Check yoself before you wreck yoself.
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  65. @Anonymous
    I followed the link, and spent some time examining the pictures and thinking many contradictory thoughts...
    But then I saw this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4821997/sicko-white-student-rubbed-used-tampons-on-black-roommates-bag-in-campaign-of-racist-abuse/
    Probably many have seen this story, although I don't think it has been discussed here.

    Here's my thought: this white girl acted in an utterly degenerate fashion, and deserves her expulsion from school, and her prosecution (to some degree). And let's be honest: there was probably a racial element to her actions. But this does not warrant "hate crime" charges, which I think should not exist. I have personally been subject to more than one criminal action by blacks (I am white...) which had... in reality... some racial element... but even in the one case where there was a conviction, there were no "hate crime" charges, and that is fine. I really don't think "hate crime" laws benefit anyone apart from certain "opinion leaders" trying to game the system. Probably 98% of readers here agree with me, but there might be a point to this comment in that I think that eliminating things like this (laws like this) is an achievable goal, possibly. I think "hate crime" laws harm nearly everyone.

    There is a backstory here, implicit in the news reports but ignored. The White and Negro roommates did not get along. Neither could stand the other or the other’s behavior. The White student asked for a room transfer and was denied. The White student then upped the ante and acted more aggressively in ways that made the Negro student ask for a transfer. The Negro’s request was immediately honored.

    A relevant, but unasked and therefor unanswered question, is why was the White student’s request for a room transfer immediately rejected while a similar request from the Negro student was immediately accepted.

    A Negro judge is now presiding over a criminal trial against the White student. Already this judge has shown an unacceptable level of prejudgement in the case against the White student.

    A better slogan than “It’s Okay to Be White” might be “It Sucks to Be White on College Campuses These Days”.

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    I was going to make a cynical comment and say it is probably better to be that white girl than this one:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/04/an-american-was-just-arrest-in-zimbabwe-for-mean-tweets-about-mugabe/

    But I don't actually agree with that. Ultimately, I think it is always better to act with courage and idealism, no matter how naive you might be. (Naivete is bad, but in some ways cynicism is worse. Realism is not inherently cynicism.) I hope Mugabe simply expels her.

    I wonder if the Zimbabwean opposition couldn't be a better model for SJW's. It seems to be somewhat multiracial, and the white members are really risking a lot, but there seems no lack of clarity on who the real enemy is. It may be that Zimbabwe is the one country in the world today where a non-trivial portion of the population recognizes that anti-white "racism" is a real thing that can play a major role in destroying a country.
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  66. res says:

    How’d that turn out, anyway? Surely by now the white racist black tapists have been caught, right? Right?

    This is a good time to revisit the blog started in reaction to that incident: https://royallasses.wordpress.com/

    I wonder if they will weigh in on this latest HLS kerfuffle.

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  68. Rod1963 says:
    @ChrisJ
    How about an even simpler message - wear a button that says "I'm white".
    Just a statement of fact, no value judgement at all that it's okay or otherwise. I'm betting this would cause greater outrage from the left. The less you offer them to hit, the more violently they will swing. It works in karate.

    Because you can be beaten or killed for wearing it. A white cannot by current societal norms be allowed to publicly be proud of his/her ethnicity.

    And don’t forget to thank all your college professors and all those highly educated whites for promoting this crap.

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  69. J1234 says:

    HLS will not let that happen here.

    A statement truly worthy of an orthodoxy, made even more striking in that it comes from one of the country’s preeminent law schools regarding non-threatening words printed on some pieces of paper.

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  70. Why not, “It’s good to be white”?

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    Why not, “It’s good to be white”?
     
    Reinforces the whole "White Privilege" notion.


    Wear your, “It’s good to be white” button when you feel like cracking skulls!
    , @Prof. Woland
    How about, " Thank God I am White".
    , @guest
    Because that wouldn't maximize the absurdity of the authorities' reaction.

    Actually, the height of absurdity would be them freaking out over blank white sheets of paper, as suggested above. But also as suggested above, that might be the end goal for the provocateurs.
    , @Joe Schmoe
    Everybody already knows that. That is why they all want to marry whites, live in white countries, force white children to sit next to theirs in school, etc. They know that it is good to be white, to be with whites, to deal with whites. Whites treat them better than they treat one another. They want to keep it going, so the guilt must continue!
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  71. keuril says:
    @Jack D
    If they had used "niggardly" in the slides the boss would have had a heart attack.

    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck.

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    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck
     
    .

    Good article on this:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/books/the-whole-nine-yards-seeking-a-phrases-origin.html
    , @Bill Jones
    It's the length of a commonly used Ammo Belt in WWII planes.
    About what a reasonably fit guy could move.
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  72. Art says:

    Harvard LAW trashes free speech and the First Amendment – oh my’ – what is too happen?

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  73. Forbes says:
    @anon

    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”
     
    This seems to have coalesced as the standard, canned response now. They've figured out the troll, so they don't act actually outraged about white people daring to assert their OKitude. Now it's just about how we shouldn't divide ourselves.

    And, of course, it would be fun to ask them how this is any different or more divisive than saying Black Lives Matter, but, obviously, we won't get a chance to ask them that.

    So, it was fun while it lasted, but I think the game is up.

    Doubtful. They haven’t figured out they’re being trolled. The game is up when they stop reporting and commenting on these “incidents,” and treat it as if commonplace graffiti. When they give it the same notice as litter, then the game is up.

    Issuing press releases, internal email letters to the university community, etc. is the “How high?” reaction to the trollers’ “Jump!”

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  74. Gotta keep stirring the pot. Next set should read, “It’s NOT OK to be white–reparations now!”

    or maybe “White people should not be killed.”

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    You're going in the wrong direction. The next step should be to have even less content for the other side to freak out about, until eventually they're freaking out over nothing at all. Shadows on the wall, and so forth.
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  75. fish says:
    @Duke of Deploraville
    Why not, "It's good to be white"?

    Why not, “It’s good to be white”?

    Reinforces the whole “White Privilege” notion.

    Wear your, “It’s good to be white” button when you feel like cracking skulls!

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  76. @Duke of Deploraville
    Why not, "It's good to be white"?

    How about, ” Thank God I am White”.

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  77. guest says:
    @Duke of Deploraville
    Why not, "It's good to be white"?

    Because that wouldn’t maximize the absurdity of the authorities’ reaction.

    Actually, the height of absurdity would be them freaking out over blank white sheets of paper, as suggested above. But also as suggested above, that might be the end goal for the provocateurs.

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  78. @MEH 0910
    What's the administration going to do when blank white signs and stickers start getting posted everywhere?

    Sticker Control, obviously. High capacity magazines like this must be banned.

    The First Amendment was not written with THIS in mind.

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  79. guest says:
    @SimpleSong
    Gotta keep stirring the pot. Next set should read, "It's NOT OK to be white--reparations now!"

    or maybe "White people should not be killed."

    You’re going in the wrong direction. The next step should be to have even less content for the other side to freak out about, until eventually they’re freaking out over nothing at all. Shadows on the wall, and so forth.

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    "Be White" or better, "Act White"
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  80. @Jack D
    The origins of "okay" are somewhat lost in the mists of history but the best guess appears to be it was an abbreviation fad like LOL, MAGA, etc. (some things never change).

    From the wiki:

    The abbreviation fad began in Boston in the summer of 1838 … OFM, "our first men," and used expressions like NG, "no go," GT, "gone to Texas," and SP, "small potatoes." Many of the abbreviated expressions were exaggerated misspellings, a stock in trade of the humorists of the day. One predecessor of OK was OW, "oll wright."[12]
     
    OK stood for "oll korrect" .

    Once a colloquialism is well established, it develops a million folk etymologies. Try finding out what "the whole nine yards" means - is it football, concrete, fabric?

    One folk etymology for okay was that it was from the Choctaw but this is doubtful. The fact that Pete Seeger thought that is was so is persuasive - the man was never right about anything.

    “OK” took off during Martin Van Buren’s run for the White House. He was from Kinderhook, and it was said to stand for “Old Kinderhook”.

    Some used to claim that was the original source, but almost no one does anymore. However, it’s adoption by Mattie’s PR men is as good an explanation of the rapid spread of the term as any. A presidential campaign pretty much was the only “national medium” around in those days.

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  81. @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    I hope they don’t “welch” on any deals.

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  82. @Jus' Sayin'...
    At first glance I misread this as"It's OK to be Cherokee in Origin."

    I thought you were making a reference to another Harvard Law School Professor, Elizabeth Warren, nicknamed Fauxcohantas, and now representing Massachusetts in the US Senate.

    I believe she prefers “Lieawatha”.

    Check yoself before you wreck yoself.

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  83. Title IX needs to be eliminated — yesterday.

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  84. dr kill says:

    I really like the simple white square, no words or designs. Powerful.

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  85. @Duke of Deploraville
    Why not, "It's good to be white"?

    Everybody already knows that. That is why they all want to marry whites, live in white countries, force white children to sit next to theirs in school, etc. They know that it is good to be white, to be with whites, to deal with whites. Whites treat them better than they treat one another. They want to keep it going, so the guilt must continue!

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  86. @keuril
    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck.

    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck

    .

    Good article on this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/books/the-whole-nine-yards-seeking-a-phrases-origin.html

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  87. PhDPepper says:

    It’s not ok
    To be a Scot.
    But it is
    To be
    A Hottentot!

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  88. @anonguy
    OT, but the sexual harassment bonfire continues to grow in every direction. Howie Rubin now....

    Some of this stuff is starting to get so out there the public is now nearly ready to believe, fervently, in a Pizzagate, which is kind of scary when you think about it.

    There is certainly something in Pizzagate.

    btw did you know that the Podesta’s were good friends of the pedophile British MP Clement Freud and were staying with him in his Portuguese house not a mile from, and at the same time as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?

    Funny dat.

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    Yeah, real funny

    https://zionistreport.com/2016/11/bombshell-multiple-reports-tie-clintons-podesta-brothers-child-abduction-case-madeline-mccann/
    , @Eagle Eye
    Wait for both Podestas to be quietly eliminated by their invisible associates. Loose ends are dangerous.
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  89. @keuril
    I thought “the whole nine yards” came from concrete, since this is the amount of cement (in cubic yards) a typical cement truck holds. So to use the whole nine yards means to use all the cement in the cement truck.

    It’s the length of a commonly used Ammo Belt in WWII planes.
    About what a reasonably fit guy could move.

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  90. @PhysicistDave
    Who would have thought that somebody at Harvard actually had a sense of humor?

    What will they do if they "catch" the perpetrator? Or if the person voluntarily claims credit?

    The Harvard administrators seem to think this is a crime (i.e., they called the police), but of course it is not. And, while private universities have much more leeway than public schools, since Harvard does have a Black Students Association, if they punish someone for this, they run afoul of federal anti-racial-discrimination law.

    How long will it be before we see "It is okay to be Chinese-American"? Officially, minorities, but, of course, they don't count as "minorities." Could be interesting. (My wife suggests that it could be Asians who put up the "It's okay to be white" posters -- how can they punish Asians for saying it's okay to be white? It would be a nice way for Asians to express their annoyance at NAMs.)

    Why didn’t the cops cite the Harvard asshole for wasting police time?

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  91. map says:
    @Bill Jones
    There is certainly something in Pizzagate.

    btw did you know that the Podesta's were good friends of the pedophile British MP Clement Freud and were staying with him in his Portuguese house not a mile from, and at the same time as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?

    Funny dat.
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  92. Old fogey says:
    @Anonymous
    I followed the link, and spent some time examining the pictures and thinking many contradictory thoughts...
    But then I saw this link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4821997/sicko-white-student-rubbed-used-tampons-on-black-roommates-bag-in-campaign-of-racist-abuse/
    Probably many have seen this story, although I don't think it has been discussed here.

    Here's my thought: this white girl acted in an utterly degenerate fashion, and deserves her expulsion from school, and her prosecution (to some degree). And let's be honest: there was probably a racial element to her actions. But this does not warrant "hate crime" charges, which I think should not exist. I have personally been subject to more than one criminal action by blacks (I am white...) which had... in reality... some racial element... but even in the one case where there was a conviction, there were no "hate crime" charges, and that is fine. I really don't think "hate crime" laws benefit anyone apart from certain "opinion leaders" trying to game the system. Probably 98% of readers here agree with me, but there might be a point to this comment in that I think that eliminating things like this (laws like this) is an achievable goal, possibly. I think "hate crime" laws harm nearly everyone.

    I read the story when it came out in the Times. It did not ring true and I am surprised that anyone actually believes that this girl did what she said she did to her roommate. Complete childish balderdash and yet the Times gave it space in the first section of the paper. This was news “Fit to print?”

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  93. Ok, let’s try it this way….”It’s not okay to be white?” or “I’m not black, is that okay?” Best yet, whites should flee America, petition for asylum in, let’s say Canada, and then return as refugees. Who doesn’t love refugees”

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  94. Boomstick says:

    I expect the clever subversives to start posting “It’s OK to be Black” stickers up next. They could even have a Black student do it in public. Presumably they will be praised by the same officials.

    It will make the officials look like idiots, at least outside the Universities. There’s a standard for the Black racial group, and another standard for Whites. Not sure what would happen with the Asians. They’d probably get treated like Whites.

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  95. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    How about an even simpler message – wear a button that says “I’m white”.

    And for added cachet and diversity, use a foreign language:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b9/MagrittePipe.jpg/300px-MagrittePipe.jpg

    Let’s put some literary sass into this meme too, like chapter 42 of “Moby-Dick”:

    “It was the whiteness of the whale that above all things appalled me.”

    https://americanliterature.com/author/herman-melville/book/moby-dick-or-the-whale/chapter-42-the-whiteness-of-the-whale

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  96. Eagle Eye says:
    @Bill Jones
    There is certainly something in Pizzagate.

    btw did you know that the Podesta's were good friends of the pedophile British MP Clement Freud and were staying with him in his Portuguese house not a mile from, and at the same time as the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?

    Funny dat.

    Wait for both Podestas to be quietly eliminated by their invisible associates. Loose ends are dangerous.

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  97. @Seamus Padraig

    Because as per the logic of the trolling, that piece of paper contained theologically disturbing content. We didn’t lose religion in the West, we converted to a new one.
     
    Absolutely. SJWism is the new state religion, and these 'It's OK to be white' posters are the new Ninety-five Theses nailed to the church door Wittenberg.

    The New Reformation is on!

    You’re being just a tad hyperbolic here, among other things. This whole incident has a shelf life of about 72 hours, max.

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    You’re being just a tad hyperbolic here, among other things. This whole incident has a shelf life of about 72 hours, max.
     
    But the incident can be repeated.
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  98. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    There is a backstory here, implicit in the news reports but ignored. The White and Negro roommates did not get along. Neither could stand the other or the other's behavior. The White student asked for a room transfer and was denied. The White student then upped the ante and acted more aggressively in ways that made the Negro student ask for a transfer. The Negro's request was immediately honored.

    A relevant, but unasked and therefor unanswered question, is why was the White student's request for a room transfer immediately rejected while a similar request from the Negro student was immediately accepted.

    A Negro judge is now presiding over a criminal trial against the White student. Already this judge has shown an unacceptable level of prejudgement in the case against the White student.

    A better slogan than "It's Okay to Be White" might be "It Sucks to Be White on College Campuses These Days".

    I was going to make a cynical comment and say it is probably better to be that white girl than this one:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/04/an-american-was-just-arrest-in-zimbabwe-for-mean-tweets-about-mugabe/

    But I don’t actually agree with that. Ultimately, I think it is always better to act with courage and idealism, no matter how naive you might be. (Naivete is bad, but in some ways cynicism is worse. Realism is not inherently cynicism.) I hope Mugabe simply expels her.

    I wonder if the Zimbabwean opposition couldn’t be a better model for SJW’s. It seems to be somewhat multiracial, and the white members are really risking a lot, but there seems no lack of clarity on who the real enemy is. It may be that Zimbabwe is the one country in the world today where a non-trivial portion of the population recognizes that anti-white “racism” is a real thing that can play a major role in destroying a country.

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  99. @Almost Missouri
    I was at a staff meeting in the '90s previewing a presentation on our business competition. One slide described a competitor's weakness as a "Chink in their armor".

    "Whoa! Hold it right there!", our fearless leader intoned. "Isn't that racist?"

    To my surprise and dismay, the other staffer immediately and obsequiously agreed. "The line will be stricken," she said.

    In retrospect, I should have resigned that day.

    Max Bretos of ESPN was suspended for 30 days for stating that Jeremy Lin has a chink in his armor. The irony is that Bretos’ wife is Oriental.

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  100. @Seamus Padraig
    Oh, one more thing, MO: years ago when I was living in Chicago, I worked with a guy from a little town in Illinois called Pekin, which was supposed to be an older variant of Peking, China. He told me once that, back in the 80s, the Pekin High School mascot was--get this--the Fighting Chink!

    Their current mascot is the dragon.

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  101. Yak-15 says:

    The remedies to stopping this migration are well within our grasp. People want to destroy/takeover our country. They think it will continue to provide magical Gucci sweaters and satin sheets for them in 2 million dollar mansions.

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  103. King Baeksu says: • Website

    Identity politics is a discourse of oppression.

    For one to be oppressed, there must be an oppressor.

    If whiteness is the greatest oppressor, to suggest that it isn’t is an almost metaphysical negation of identity politics – which is to say, diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.

    In this sense, the slogan “It’s Okay to Be White” is indeed a hate crime.

    But two can play at this game. Is it not hateful to demonize an entire race, and to deny its members any agency, autonomy or positive self-identity?

    “It’s Okay to Be White” holds up a mirror to the ugliness of hateful, divisive identity politics, which is why it must be stamped out.

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  104. @Seamus Padraig
    Oh, one more thing, MO: years ago when I was living in Chicago, I worked with a guy from a little town in Illinois called Pekin, which was supposed to be an older variant of Peking, China. He told me once that, back in the 80s, the Pekin High School mascot was--get this--the Fighting Chink!

    LOL. Good old days!

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  105. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @TangoMan
    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    Why is it so vomit-inducing for the Dean to declare "You know, actually it is OK to be White." Why is it divisive to take pride in being White? Homosexuals have actual parades focused on their pride in being homosexual. Does the Dean declare such homosexual parades to be divisive?

    We live, work, teach, and learn together in a community that is stronger, better, and deeper because of our diversity

    Bullshit.

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience. But in fact the correlations went in the opposite direction. As the proportion of black students rose, student satisfaction with their university experience dropped, as did their assessments of the quality of their education and the work ethic of their peers. In addition, the higher the enrollment diversity, the more likely students were to say that they personally experienced discrimination. The same pattern of negative correlations between educational benefits and increased black enrollment appeared in the responses of faculty and administrators. Both groups perceived decreases in educational quality and academic preparation as the number of black students increased. Faculty members also rated students as less hard-working as diversity increased.
     
    If she really believes diversity is a benefit, then why doesn't she double the Black and Hispanic enrollment? More should be better, right?

    Wow, if I were an academic who wanted to commit professional suicide, I think I’d publish a paper just like that one.

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  106. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @ScarletNumber
    Max Bretos of ESPN was suspended for 30 days for stating that Jeremy Lin has a chink in his armor. The irony is that Bretos' wife is Oriental.

    When it comes to free speech I feel something of a nip in the air….

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  107. Lovernios says:
    @guest
    You're going in the wrong direction. The next step should be to have even less content for the other side to freak out about, until eventually they're freaking out over nothing at all. Shadows on the wall, and so forth.

    “Be White” or better, “Act White”

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  108. @TangoMan
    “It seems likely that these anonymous postings, made in the middle of the night, were provocations intended to divide us from one another,”

    Why is it so vomit-inducing for the Dean to declare "You know, actually it is OK to be White." Why is it divisive to take pride in being White? Homosexuals have actual parades focused on their pride in being homosexual. Does the Dean declare such homosexual parades to be divisive?

    We live, work, teach, and learn together in a community that is stronger, better, and deeper because of our diversity

    Bullshit.

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience. But in fact the correlations went in the opposite direction. As the proportion of black students rose, student satisfaction with their university experience dropped, as did their assessments of the quality of their education and the work ethic of their peers. In addition, the higher the enrollment diversity, the more likely students were to say that they personally experienced discrimination. The same pattern of negative correlations between educational benefits and increased black enrollment appeared in the responses of faculty and administrators. Both groups perceived decreases in educational quality and academic preparation as the number of black students increased. Faculty members also rated students as less hard-working as diversity increased.
     
    If she really believes diversity is a benefit, then why doesn't she double the Black and Hispanic enrollment? More should be better, right?

    It is commonly believed that increases in black enrollment will produce positive assessments from students about their educational experience.

    LOL. This clown needs to get out more. I can’t imagine anyone thinking that.

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  109. @Intelligent Dasein
    You're being just a tad hyperbolic here, among other things. This whole incident has a shelf life of about 72 hours, max.

    You’re being just a tad hyperbolic here, among other things. This whole incident has a shelf life of about 72 hours, max.

    But the incident can be repeated.

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