White supremacist posters found on Oklahoma State University's campus
STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) - Flyers are sparking outrage on an Oklahoma campus. The posters promote white supremacy with the message to "embrace white identity."
Now, the students are sounding off.
"The only way to combat it is to stay positive," said Oklahoma State University student Uriah Robinson.
Statements like "Men of the west don't give into hate," "Love your people," and "Embrace white identity" are all on the flyers along with a picture of Thomas Jefferson. The posters are displayed across the halls of the OSU campus.
And, it's a message some students aren't tolerating.
"I think that's really sad that it was posted all over campus," said student Anna Coffee.
Also on the posters, you can find a link that sends student to a video with Jared Taylor of the American Renaissance. It's where he speaks of making the white race the majority race.
Later in the video, the man goes on to say blacks and Latinos are not as smart as whites and, if they become majority, then this will become the "most serious threat the country faces."
"The only thing I think of is for people to just ignore it and just try and spread as much positivity as possible," Robinson said.
OSU condemned the posters, sending News 4 this statement:
"The fliers being placed in the Student Union and other locations are in direct violation of OSU policy and have been removed when discovered or reported. In addition to being placed in areas where flyers or posters are not allowed, these particular flyers are concerning because of their intent to cause division on the OSU campus. OSU works hard to fight intolerance and discrimination of any person or group. The university welcomes and values all students.
Incidents or concerns should be reported to community mentors, advisors, work supervisors or to building personnel. Although in most cases these acts would not fall under any state criminal statute, concerns regarding a poster or flyer may also be reported to OSU Police through iReport on OSU’s Orange Shield safety app. The iReport should contain a photo of the flyer along with the locations and date and time it was discovered," said Oklahoma State University spokesman Gary Shutt.
Students agree with the university that the posters have no place on a campus or in America.
"A lot of people have stood up, and said that's wrong on both sides, and they wanted to come together as community and say we're going to be united," Coffee said.
All posters were removed. University staff urges all students and faculty to report any incident or concerns to the proper personal.