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‘It’s OK to be white’ signs put up at Concordia College in Moorhead
Forum News ServiceNovember 5, 2017 at 1:15 pm
One of the signs that had been hanging at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., on Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2017. (Forum News Service)
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Multiple signs saying “It’s OK to be white” were scattered across the campus of Concordia College this week.
Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private liberal arts college in Moorhead. They were put up Tuesday night and Wednesday morning before being taken down.
Social media this week detailed multiple signs on college campuses across the country, including Tulane and Purdue universities.
The sign is linked to a forum on “4chan,” an anonymous online message board.
The forum laid out a game plan for people to dress up in costume during Halloween, put up the signs and watch as “the media leftists froth at the mouth. …”
Concordia students said the whole “plan” goes against the diversity message at the school associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Senior Micah Ferden said, “(I) was really shocked that someone had the guts to do this because we try to promote diversity so much and seeing this is saying ‘Hey, we still have students who aren’t fully invested in this diversity message.’ ”
Minority students said it appears the community still has a long way to go.
“I just realized how much hate is going on. We live in a world without love, and it’s crazy. I thought this was the last place I would see that, but apparently it’s happening,” said Moshe Mekori, a sophomore.
Concordia administrators, meanwhile, released a statement saying the posters did not follow the display policy for placing signage on the campus and were taken down.
The college said President William Craft is planning to hold an open forum for students to discuss the matter.