Not Okay: Law School Expels Student for Posting “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” Flyers
Written by Selwyn Duke
Call it white fright. But proving that the identity-politics game is only for those with certain identities, an Oklahoma City University School of Law student has just been expelled for posting flyers stating “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.”
As the Gateway Pundit reports:
OCU Police Director Bill Citty said that the student poses no threat to the campus, despite being expelled.
The student, who has not been publicly named, was already suspended when he posted the flyers on Halloween night, according to a report from the Oklahoman. After the flyers were posted, school officials watched security footage and quickly identified the student. They claim he violated terms of his suspension by being on campus.
“The reason you look into those types of things is you want to make sure the individual is not a threat to other students,” Citty told the Oklahoman. “You have to look into those issues in this date and time. People worry, students worry, staff worry, parents worry. You have to make sure.”
“It’s okay to be white” flyers have popped up at campuses all over the nation in the last few years, as white men are constantly being put down by the media. The statement is frequently referred to as a “hate message,” though “Black Lives Matter” and other slogans are not only smiled upon, but encouraged.
Citty also stated that “police ‘didn’t find evidence of a crime’” and that the student “‘isn’t facing a charge of trespassing,’” the College Fix wrote, adding detail. So why has his career path been blocked?
The site Above the Law, which also appears outside of reason, has an idea: It called the flyers’ posting an “insensitive act” and their message “a phrase that’s been promoted by white supremacist groups.”
Yet even if true, so what? This is much as how the Confederate flag was further demonized because it had been embraced by the 2015 South Carolina church shooter, Dylann Roof. Is the standard now that anytime a message or symbol is co-opted by the odious it will be considered discredited? Should the American flag, “United we stand,” or “In God We Trust” be nixed if white supremacists embrace it? That’s a great way to eliminate cultural elements you dislike — just get them associated with a politically incorrect group and, well, poof!
But, no, that’s not a new standard, just a new pretext. After all, a slogan used by Barack Obama, “Forward!” was actually a socialist slogan and the name of the Italian Socialist Party’s newspaper (“Avanti!”), of which, do note, fascism founding father Benito Mussolini was once editor-in-chief. Yet ol’ Barry is still the bee’s knees.
Political correctness is, too, as evidenced by a message OCU Law’s dean, Jim Roth, sent to all the school’s students. He wrote, in part, “As you may have noticed, OCU Law has been intentional and relentless in celebrating the voices, achievements, and culture of our diverse community.” Call me crazy, but I don’t think the expelled student noticed.
“We enjoyed celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Dia de los Muertos, and are excited to kick off Native American Heritage Month,” he continued. “And we will continue to celebrate our diverse community throughout the year.”
Does this mean a White Heritage Month is in the offing?
“You are accepted at OCU Law no matter how you pray, what you look like, or who you love. And you always will be,” Roth also claimed as he vowed, “Exclusion and hate will not be tolerated here.” Strangely, though, thesaurus.com lists “exclusion” as a synonym of “expulsion,” which, if used in a sentence as a teaching tool could give us, “The law student was visited with expulsion at the anti-exclusion university for posting “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” flyers.
It would be interesting to now post “IT’S OKAY TO BE BLACK” flyers at OCU Law and see how offended Dean Roth is and if Above the Law also calls it a “disgusting situation.”
Of course, the flyers in question wouldn’t even be a thought were people not getting the message — delivered via “white privilege” and critical-race-theory indoctrination, the impugning of white male candidates, “safe spaces” and school events excluding whites, and many other things — that being white is decidedly not okay.
And OCU Law has just reinforced this message. As a commenter under the Oklahoman article put it, summing up nicely, “So the moral of the story is, it’s okay to be white, as long as you’re ashamed of it.”
Selwyn Duke (@SelwynDuke) has written for The New American for more than a decade. He has also written for The Hill, Observer, The American Conservative, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, and many other print and online publications. In addition, he has contributed to college textbooks published by Gale-Cengage Learning, has appeared on television, and is a frequent guest on radio.
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