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From iSteve commenter Geschrei on the “It Okay to Be White” sticker crisis at Northwestern U.:

How about “It’s all right to be White and it’s great to be straight”?

I think in this case less is more.

Progress to white stickers with the simple slogan “It’s OK”. Once those have been removed and condemned, replace them with completely blank white labels.

Eventually the appearance of a blank piece of paper on a bulletin board will be branded a hate crime. Make them own their idiocy.

In fact, don’t use stickers. Just put up blank sheets of white paper with scotch tape or push pins on bulletin boards. Or just leave a white sheet of paper on a photocopier or a library table. Turn every white sheet of paper in the world into a potential Racist Object that requires the SWAT team be called in.

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  1. dee nile says:

    Great idea. Anyone who could leave a plain piece of white paper on the Northwestern U. dean of diversity’s desk would touch off a firestorm.

  2. J.Ross says: • Website

    That idea gets a thumbs up and an okay sign, if you know what I am saying.

    • Agree: istevefan
    • LOL: fish
  3. Muggles says:

    But what about the secret “dog whistle” hand signs? You know the ones that only White Supremacists use? Sometimes CNN tells us what they are.

    Now that the “OK” gesture has been outed, what can be used? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Finger snapping? Thumb twiddling? Pointing finger placed inside circle formed by thumb and forefinger on other hand? Three fingers flashed in “W” imitation? Rubbing thumb over fingers in money grubbing “hate Jew” sign?

    Where is Richard Spencer when we need him? (Who is this guy anyway, doesn’t he post all of those dog whistle thingies?)

    How can we spread race hatred without our secret decoder rings? Being White has gotten so hard…

  4. benjaminl says:

    Off topic: Accused assailant bailed out of jail by do-gooders, promptly commits murder

    The do-gooder in question has a TED talk viewed 2m times

    She claims “no one could have predicted” the bailee would go on to murder…

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @obwandiyag
  5. People only use white paper because they’re racist, anyway.

  6. El Dato says:

    Maybe an AI could have predicted it. But it might have been too biased.

    OT: Halfway between the gutter and the Starbucks

    Starbucks rolls out drug needle disposal bins to follow up addict-friendly open bathroom policy

    This is really one of those details one would see in edgy dystopian 80s comics.

  7. Anon[703] • Disclaimer says:

    Post anonymized SAT score reports.

  8. @benjaminl

    The overwhelming majority of jailed people are non-violent people caught holding drugs. Including many whites. Lowering bail for them would be only fair. What they did shouldn’t even be a crime. But of course, the pathetic fallacy is the thing for you. The either/or fallacy. The dumb-as-a-brick fallacy. All your favorites.

  9. TTSSYF says:

    How about plain white bumper stickers?

  10. august78 says:

    Obviously the slogan should be “it’s okay not to be white”. We can all agree on that and everyone will be happy.

  11. I think it should be a more positive, up-with-people type slogan, full of innocent positivity and enthusiasm, so that liberal racists look even more humorless when they attack it.

    “White people rock!”
    “White people are awesome!”

    Because who can argue with an exclamation mark?

    Or maybe, in whatever font/style is considered cool with the kids these days, “WHITE PEOPLE ARE FIRE,” or whatever hip-hop slang term is popular these days.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  12. @(((They))) Live

    The husband in the Texas Couple is the son of the founder of the African country of Guinea.

    • Replies: @Oleaginous Outrager
  13. fish says:

    Or just leave a white sheet of paper on a photocopier. Turn every white sheet of paper in the world into a potential Racist Object that requires the SWAT team be called in.

    Oh……I wanna party with you cowboy! Maybe I should just send money instead!

  14. @obwandiyag

    You on the firewater again, chief?

  15. Yeah, at the end of the day you’re still fighting on their chosen ground.

    If we’re interested in winning the next step is It’s OK to be American.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  16. Self respect, it’s the white thing to do.

    Of course, a piece of paper that looks like this is enough to convey the message.


  17. @Song For the Deaf

    Self respect, it’s the white thing to do.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
  18. In ongoing higher education-crisis news, the saga of Polish scholar Ryszard Legutko’s offered-then-rescinded-but-he-shows-up-anyway speech at Middlebury College is ongoing, and getting worse.

    In short, Middlebury invited Legutko to come all the way from Poland to give a lecture. He’s a social conservative, so lots of Middlebury students had hissy fits, so after Legutko had already arrived in the USA, the college pulled its invitation. Legutko then managed to deliver a samizdat version of his lecture in a semi-secret setting on campus, with a few dozen students attending.

    Rod Dreher did an email interview with Legutko which is worth reading:

    And now Middlebury’s administration is groveling to its offended students, promising that no other potentially offensive speaker will ever, ever, EVER be invited to campus:

    A nice quotation giving the essence of the Middlebury take:

    “I hear you, and you should be outraged, and we should acknowledge that and apologize, because that’s the least we can do right now, because we can’t make it right in the moment. But in the future we will do everything we can to make it right,” an administrator told the students.

  19. J.Ross says: • Website

    This is dancing around the wider overhaul needed through our whole court system. Bail shouldn’t exist, certain of the laws involved here shouldn’t exist, and other laws to do with violence should be tightened.

    • Agree: PhysicistDave
  20. J.Ross says: • Website
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Legutko then managed to deliver a samizdat version of his lecture in a semi-secret setting on campus, with a few dozen students attending.
    What?! But where would a Polish dissident have gotten that idea? Maybe he’s working with Putin …

  21. Anonymous[180] • Disclaimer says:

    If we’re interested in winning the next step is It’s OK to be American.

    How so?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @PhysicistDave
  22. It’s OK to just……be.

    Add to the page girly mushrooms, flowers, turtles, sunshine, and snails.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  23. A photo of a-
    great white shark,
    Polar bear
    Beluga whale
    Any white bird

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @fish
  24. Brilliant idea Steve. This is the sort of thing that Andrew Anglin and the 4chan lads excel at. I know Anglin reads Unz. Maybe he’ll give this campaign some legs.

  25. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Shingas the Terrible

    How about this:

    • Replies: @istevefan
  26. fish says:
    @Shingas the Terrible

    “A photo of a-
    great white shark,
    Polar bear
    Beluga whale
    Any white bird”

    Todays college student couldn’t make the leap in logic…..

  27. bomag says:

    The overwhelming majority of my favorite victim group are okay. Lowering bail for them would be only fair. What they did shouldn’t even be a crime. But of course, I’m engaging in the pathetic fallacy. The either/or fallacy. The dumb-as-a-brick fallacy. All my favorites.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  28. LMAO. SJWism is insane.

  29. istevefan says:

    I was watching some old 1970s tv show and recall an angry black militant complaining to the White cops about being hassled. He said something to the effect of, “If you’re White, you’re right. If you black, get back. And if you’re brown, stay down”.

    Somehow I don’t think we could use that for our cause. We’d be deplatformed in an NY minute.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Alden
  30. istevefan says:

    Double-plus bad. Not only is that a White jet. It’s a Russian TU-160 jet to boot. Coincidentally, the Russians call it the White Swan. Ironically, NATO calls it Blackjack.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  31. goatweed says:

    Don’t leave any DNA on the White Stuff!

  32. Doctoral thesis in the “No White Paper!” near future:

  33. MBlanc46 says:

    Great idea. I’m on it.

  34. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Administrator. As if. That sounds like she’s working in a call center in Bangladesh trying to calm down an irate Verizon customer.

  35. @yaqub the mad scientist

    Free to Be … You and Me…_You_and_Me

    A milestone in diversity — how could Northwestern possibly object?

  36. @Anonymous

    More people want to identify as American than White by roughly four orders of magnitude.

  37. @bomag

    My god! You are such a genius! You surpass all known human intelligence! You are beyond a god in excellence. All praise to you!

  38. In fact, don’t use stickers. Just put up blank sheets of white paper with scotch tape or push pins on bulletin boards. Or just leave a white sheet of paper on a photocopier.

    You know those bus shelters and billboards with giant photos of a group of cute little kids smiling, one of them white, often blond? I thought it might be interesting to sneak around at night, in disguise, and blot the little white kids’ faces out.

    Let someone else figure out who’s doing it, and why.

    • Replies: @bored identity
  39. OT: Just finished watching the “1969” Moon Landing ABC programming in which they found time to mention the Black “Hidden Figures” women and other females, but ZERO mention of the man who made it all possible: Dr. Wernher von Braun.

  40. The problem isn’t “It’s OK to be white”, per se. You just need the right picture with the caption:

    Of course, these poor people aren’t really hated. They are, in fact, valued far too much. In a kind of Dahmeresque way.

  41. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Yep. It’s exactly that. They were painted black at one time but now sport the White Swan livery.
    Amazing how much it resembles the B-1.

  42. J.Ross says: • Website

    If you’re White, you’re right. If you black, get back. And if you’re brown, stay down. And if you’re Navaho, then say so. And if you’re aboriginal, it’s never simple. And if you’re Oriental, you’re mental. And if you’re albino, sleep inside a rhino. And if you’re a Jew, you’ve much to do. And if you’re Albanian, you’re complainin’.

  43. @bored identity


    bored identity now expects from MOMA to do the right thing:

    STEP 1

    STEP 2

    STEP 3

  44. Alden says:

    Displaying its commitment to saving Mother Earth from something or other, Harvard placed 2, not just 1 trash cans* next to the printers and copiers. They were labeled white paper and colored paper. Apparently separating colored and white papers does more to save Mother Earth than mixing the paper. Anyway, the People of Color of Harvard were enraged that paper of color was labeled colored.

    So Harvard rushed to print up new signs saying dyed paper. But think how destructive to Mother Earth was the dumping of the old signs and printing new signs. Polar bears died and glaciers melted

    * They’re trash cans, not recyclers. And it’s second hand stuff, not re purposed stuff.

  45. Alden says:

    When is the movement against racist White walls to begin? Maybe sherwin Williams can fund it.

  46. Alden says:

    I remember that. It’s actually, if you’re brown stick around. It means if browns stick around they can be more like Whites than blacks will ever be.

    And it’s true.

  47. @Reg Cæsar

    Pretty soon The Old Gray Washington Whoring Post will run this on their front page:

    Feds Bust Hundreds In The Biggest Huwhite Supremacy Ring in Decades :

  48. black sea says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    . . . we can’t make it right in the moment.

    “In the moment” seems to be a more metaphysical version of “at the moment.”

  49. @Anonymous

    Anonymous[180] wrote:

    [Desiderius] If we’re interested in winning the next step is It’s OK to be American.

    [Anon]How so?

    It’s wonderfully inclusive — whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, LGBTQ, etc. — you name it. The sort of thing that JFK, Bill Clinton, even Barack Obama could have been solidly behind.

    And yet it will drive the current Left crazy.

    It’s a strange world we live in — the Left is driving Dersh, Martina Navratilova , Glenn Greenwald, Roseanne, and now Cher to the Right.

    If the Left were not totally bonkers, they might actually win. (Thank you, Lord, for driving my enemies insane!)

  50. @James Speaks

    Go for it, white people! You rock!

  51. I always thought “It’s okay to be white” was a lame slogan. It sounds like the beleaguered response of someone who’s just been harangued about their race by a couple fat black chicks who aren’t even qualified to be at the school.

    Don’t be beleaguered, be positive! And the more nonsensical, the better. All you have to do is associate white people with signifiers of positivity and uplift, it doesn’t matter if they make sense. “It’s okay to be white” associates whites with humdrum. We want:

    White people! Yeah!

    White people get the job done!

    White people! Love you guys! 🥰

    Come on, white people! Let’s do this! 😝

    White people! Yes we can!

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  52. @obwandiyag

    Bail is only to make sure a flight risk has enough incentive to show up for trial. That’s supposed to be the only criterion.

  53. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Okay, my apologies for bending the definition of ‘on topic’ to the breaking point, but, as a father who’s deep into the college search process for Daughter C, I can’t resist digging around in the rot that’s undermining the gleaming facade of American higher education.

    Yesterday I posted a video of a racially-fractious student council meeting at the USA’s premier liberal arts institution, Williams College.

    Today I came across some additional information about the situation at Williams.

    It seems there’s also a festering problem associated with two recent black faculty members, Kai Green and Kimberly Love, who were hired recently in a big Williams diversity push. Here’s how they describe themselves:

    Dr. G is a shape-shifting Black Queer Feminist nerd; an Afro-Future, freedom-reaming, rhyme slinging dragon slayer in search of a new world; a scholar, poet, facilitator, filmmaker; and an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at Williams College. Kai is a proud member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and sits on the healing and safety council.

    Kimberly S. Love is a storyteller and Assistant Professor of English at Williams College.

    Okay. Those bios are taken from an essay the two of them co-wrote in response to the crushing burden of microaggressions and other general oppression they’d been suffering from since their arrival in Williamstown.

    Here are some other highlights from that essay:

    We write this piece as two untenured junior faculty. We are Black Queer Feminists, serious about our call to research, service, and teaching. We are not safe. And it is not because we do not have tenure that we are not safe.

    . . .

    What we have been doing to fit our bodies in these institutions is killing us and we WANT TO LIVE! And not even tenure is worth our Black joy.

    . . .

    We are tired of shrinking ourselves to be here! We are tired of holding our tongues out of politeness because our colleagues are not ready to ask certain questions and are not ready to accept certain answers:

    Colleague: Can I touch your….?

    Answer: NO!

    Right. Also, it seems they had a run-in with a tow truck guy they perceived as being racist to them, the co-narration of which they spin out into a kind of pomo performance-art-in-pixels prose poem, or something along those lines.

    So, in response to all this, the two of them decided the thing to do was to simply refuse to teach their classes in the current semester:

    [That article concludes with a note-perfect, un-spoofable correction of a ‘misgendered pronoun’.]

    Students responded by building a shrine out in the hallway next to the profs’ offices. When it got cleared away because it was a fire hazard, fresh hell broke loose. The professor behind the shrine clearance, who was doing his duty as the head of a user’s commitee for the building in question, was found out, excoriated, had his office vandalized, etc.

    This is all chronicled in this thread (start at the bottom and work upwards) at the very readable

    I’ll stop there, although the story goes on and on.

    I am finding it increasingly hard to imagine what it’s like for the less-woke faculty and students in this kind of atmosphere.

  54. SPLC: ” Steve Sailer encourages followers to use white sheets in their persecution of minorities.”

    • Replies: @drawbacks
  55. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Nice. That is some exquisitely obsequious groveling. Some of the best I’ve heard, really. Those guys are real pros.

  56. @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks. You do have to wonder if they go to conferences and workshops and such to get the phrasing right.

  57. @PhysicistDave

    Eventually, everybody more effectual at getting things done in life than Roxane Gay will be a far right extremist. President Sanders will run for re-election in 2024 on the Fascist Party ticket. Slavoj Zizek will be elected supremo of the European Union on the Throne and Altar ticket.

  58. @Reg Cæsar

    I know it’s so obvious it hardly needs mentioning, but I’ll mention it anyhoo: if they truly only wished to be #OneOfUs, there would be very few problems. But to merely be one of us in the real non-hastag-based world, well, that’s downright demeaning.

  59. @Steve Sailer

    “President” for 26 years, defeated in the end only by death itself. He must’ve run one hell of a campaign!

  60. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Has the “Can I touch your hair” thing actually happened, anywhere, ever? Whence comes this weird meme-like microaggression that seems to plague blacks, especially females? What sort of short bus crowd with which are they mixing? I would expect such a question from a toddler, maybe, but putative adults?

  61. @bored identity

    Those damn White Suprematists.

  62. iffen says:

    with scotch tape

    Are you allowed to call tape scotch? And shouldn’t that be scots tape?

  63. drawbacks says:

    A guy is passing out handbills in Kursky railway terminal in Moscow. He’s arrested within 10 minutes.
    “But comrade,” says the KGB officer, “these are just blank sheets of paper!”
    “What’s to write? It’s all so obvious!”
    You may have thought we’d already reached this point with our new Commissars, but it seems not.

  64. @PhysicistDave

    Their strategy was created to exploit difference splitters to drag the Overton Window left. It was extraordinarily successful at that but that’s not what wins elections.

    That and they’re slowly curing difference-splitters of their decadent ways. No one wants to be David French.

  65. @Steve Sailer

    The Last Futurist.

    That’s a jarring juxtaposition.

  66. @Song For the Deaf

    Have fun at your next tiki torch march.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
  67. This is an excellent idea. But perhaps it should be accompanied by a little pressure, too.

    “Mr. University President, I noticed that you referred to a sticker reading ‘It’s OK to be white’ as racist. So I was wondering, as a person of whiteness myself, if you’re saying that it’s not OK to white? I mean, that seems to be the obvious conclusion from your statement. I’m sure you can understand my concern in this regard. So will you please clarify whether being white is or is not acceptable?”

  68. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I am finding it increasingly hard to imagine what it’s like for the less-woke faculty and students in this kind of atmosphere.


    Over the last few generations those exact people systematically purged the qualities, people, and traditions that would have defended them from such nonsense not only from Williams but from the academy as a whole.

  69. Forbes says:

    It’s okay to be American is how you end up with Hyphenated-Americans…

  70. a reader says:
    @(((They))) Live

    Only two weeks ago, a “french” woman has been caught after enslaving a young woman for four years in the south of France.

    By coincidence the slave was white, and her master from … Guinea.

    Sorry, in french.

  71. @PhysicistDave

    As Steve has tirelessly documented, the Left has no coherent theory or program — it’s all just Who-Whom at this point.

    One consequence is that they no longer have any sovereignty over their own positions. They are committed to simply being against anything that might be favored by straight white males generally or, more specifically, their bete blanc, Donald Trump. This obviously limits their tactical options.

    If someone on 4Chan started touting vegetarianism as the trendy new “Hitler Diet,” the Left would denounce vegetables.

  72. I have a white SUV. Doubly racist. With a USMC dad sticker on it. Will i be lynched?

  73. @Song For the Deaf

    It’s ok, July Fourth parades are way more fun.

    • Replies: @Song For the Deaf
  74. J.Ross says: • Website
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    If any major TV channel allowed satire of these insane idiots it would immediately be the Seinfeld or Simpsons of the decade.

  75. Arakawa says: • Website
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The most fascinating people in the Middlebury situation are the bureaucrats. One gets the sense that, besides waiting until the last moment, they were essentially still obliged to allow the use of a room simply because they did not have the guts to explicitly forbid it, because that would require admitting the basis for their decision.

    “About the speaking thing… you really should not come.”

    “Do you mean to say you’re rescinding my invitation? at the very last minute?”

    “No! No no no no, God no! That would be terribly impolite of us, wouldn’t it? We merely wanted to say that we will not be able to guarantee your safety.”

    “Ok, I’ll keep that in mind, but I still plan to come and speak.”

    “Noooo!! Read my lips: we’re not rescinding your invitation, but we’re not not rescinding your invitation either. In fact, if you come and speak, we may in fact be forced to rescind your invitation. You wouldn’t want to see what we’re capable of when we’re pushed.”

    “Ok, but there are still people who want to hear me speak. I don’t want to let them down so I still plan to show up at (agreed date and time).”

    “Listen, I know we invited you, but this is a very delicate situation for us. At this time it would be very inconsiderate and disruptive of you to *take advantage* of our prior invitation in this manner. However, we want it to be your decision to decide to not come to speak. It is not our decision, it is your decision.”

    “Ok, but hypothetically, if I were to take advantage of your invitation, which room would you book for me?”

    “Let me check… BR123 is available. We’ll send a campus security guy so no one gets beat up like the last time we did this.”

  76. @Desiderius

    Doofus, the idea is to treat it like a 4th of July parade

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  77. @Song For the Deaf

    Fourth of July parades are for Americans.

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