‘It’s okay to be white’ message in Cambridge, Massachusetts deemed ‘racist’

By Michael Bastasch

Unidentified individuals or groups posted stickers saying “it’s okay to be white” around Cambridge, Mass. Wednesday morning.

Police were sent to investigate the matter, and officials asked the Department of Public Works to remove the stickers. The stickers were posted “on light poles and electrical boxes around Cambridge Common and Harvard Square” in the heart of Cambridge, close to Harvard University, The Boston Globe reported.

One Cambridge public works employee told The Globe he had scraped off about 20 of the stickers, and the police said they “received a tip from a resident about ‘a number of stickers’ in the Common.”

The Cambridge sticker incident comes one day after a paper saying “it’s okay to be white” was taped to the front door of a building at the University of Alberta. Native Studies Dean Chris Andersen tore the piece of paper down before “too many people saw it,” apparently seeing it as an offensive act aimed at his department or East Asian Studies.

“It’s juvenile, but these are the kinds of petty imbecilities that are symbolic of feelings of fragility and frailty present in mainstream society,” Andersen told Metro News Edmonton.

“This was not directed at me, I don’t need people to tell me it’s okay to be white,” said graduate student Jan Buterman. “It’s okay to be human, and this is just bullshit.”

The university labeled the incidents as racist, and told the public that statements like “it’s okay to be white” would not be tolerated.

University President David Turpin said “the university is aware of several incidents of racism that have occurred on north campus in recent days.”

“Messaging or displays that target or marginalize any individuals or groups will not be tolerated. We are working with University of Alberta Protective Services to find the parties responsible,” Turpin said in a statement that also referred to a “racist” pumpkin incident.

Metro News suggests that the poster was meant to troll left-wing groups, citing a chat room post that read, “Based on past media response to similar messaging, we expect the anti-white media to produce a shit-storm about these ‘racist, hateful, bigoted fliers’… with a completely innocuous message.”

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities for this original content, email licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Beatrice Murch

6 thoughts on “‘It’s okay to be white’ message in Cambridge, Massachusetts deemed ‘racist’

  1. “To be, or not to be; that is the question…”

    I certainly hope, sure as death and taxes, that “It’s OK to be!”

  2. Paying attention to those turkeys only validates their foolishness. Ignore them and persist in your message. Remember, they have a right to be offended.

  3. It is not ok to be white? The average IQ of people in Cambridge must be a tad south of brain dead.

  4. In that same logic, signs that say “Black Lives Matter” are also racist.

    “Messaging or displays that target or marginalize any individuals or groups will not be tolerated.”-David Turpin

  5. Nice to know how easily some people are offended. I’ll be posting these stickers all over the place now, and cordially invite the police to attempt to infringe on my Constitutional rights to free speech.

  6. That these stickers are deemed ‘racist’ totally underscores the sick, twisted liberal mind that has taken control of our country. Thank God Trump is our President. Sanity reigns!

Comments are closed.