Alt right fliers were found littered around the University of Michigan campus. The university responded swiftly and well, and the fliers have been removed, but this is yet another sign of the supremacist cancer eating away at all decency here in uStates. Deplorable is too light weight of a description. The outright lies, old and new, are disgusting, repellent, and appalling. People who believe such shit or are willing to believe such shit are barren, empty beings, devoid of any good human characteristic.
Several racially charged fliers were found in buildings in the heart of the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor on Monday, causing outrage among students after images were shared on social media.
One reads, “Euro-Americans! STOP
— Living in fear
— Denying your heritage
. . . BE WHITE.”
“Denying your heritage.” Right. I find this as profoundly stupid as people who insist on referring to all Indigenous cultures and traditions as “Native American”. There’s no such thing, any more than there is something known as “White heritage”. That sort of lumping is moronic and meaningless. If you’re a white person, and you want to embrace your particular cultural heritage, customs, traditions, and language, I’m all for it! I don’t know anyone who is against that, or why they would be. When you want to lump all white Americans into one bucket, that’s where it all goes wrong. And colonial whiteness is not a thing to be celebrated, and colonial whiteness wasn’t just the genocidal madness against Indigenous people and the enslavement of Black people – it was a wealth of bigotry, hatred and mistreatment of many other white cultures, such as Irish people, and Jewish people. The list goes on. There’s nothing prideful in that.
Another lengthy flier advised white women not to date black men, with lines such as, “Your kids probably wouldn’t be smart.”
Michigan was one of many campuses to start the school year with images and messages that offended many, at a time when racial tensions are high across the country with protests over race and police violence. At the University of North Dakota, four women apparently posted a photo of themselves in blackface with the caption, “Black Lives Matter.” At Eastern Michigan University last week, a professor found the wall of a building on campus spray-painted with “KKK” and a racial slur. And a racial slur and image at Kansas State University earlier this month went viral.
“White people exist. White people have the right to exist. White people have the right to exist as white people,” the flier added.
Has anyone been going around advocating that white people don’t have the right to exist? Has anyone been demanding that white people cease existing as white people? This isn’t just disgusting, it’s remarkably stupid, too. Quite honestly, the very last thing white people need is an exhortation to ‘be white’. Talk about being the worst person you can be.
Full story at The Washington Post, but whatever you do, seriously, don’t look at, read, or even allow the comments to load. BuzzFeed has more visuals.
Damn. The typography, the layout, the fucking content, everything about that shit in the first photo looks like it was viciously torn from the beating heart of 1960.
And yet it was… assembled… in 2016?
Oh my god I keep trying to post about one specific stupid thing but it gets worse the more I read, this is giving me a headache.
chigau (違う) says
I AM WHITE.
In fact, my skin is so white it’s almost transparent.
I bet I’m whiter than most of them.
But I’m a bit of a mutant.
My Heritage™, while totally European™, might not meet some people’s standards of Whiteness™.
I suspect their internal definition of “white people” includes things like “runs the world unopposed”. That’s the only way this crap makes any sense.
If you look at the tiny print, it reads “Take the Red Pill and meet the Alt-Right”
Yes, I think they deliberately harked back, but they’ve also taken a recent meme, take the red pill, which was initially used in feminism, and have twisted the ever lovin’ fuck out of it.
Reverend Wright was right.
Leave it to the right-wing scum to steal other people’s things. I believe they have a term for that… ah yes, moochers and takers.
Johnny Vector says
“Racially charged”? Thanks WaPo. In other news, it was a teensy bit damp in the Washington area yesterday, with a mild breeze.
Similar to chigau, I am white. Not the right kind of white in some spaces, true, but… I’m fucking white. If you don’t know my background, I’m as white as anyone. If you do know my background, I get even whiter (we just happened to be under somebody’s thumb for several hundred years). I don’t think it’s possible for me to not be white.
My heritage is pretty damn white, too, but it’s not a collective heritage with most other white people out there. Should I oppress more people? Colonize someplace, maybe? I tan well, but I doubt it would make me any whiter.