Students at North Carolina State University placed signs across campus with the opening "Dear White People" in anticipation of NC State Union's "Diversity Education Week." On March 23, the Stafford Commons hosted a screening of the satirical comedy film of the same name that addresses issues of race, sex, privilege, power on college campuses.
Some of the signs, which were shared exclusively with Campus Reform, contained racially-charged language that peddled prejudiced and racist views toward white people. For example, one sign read, "Dear white people, there is no such thing as being ‘colorblind.’ You are perpetuating racism and white supremacy."
Another sign read, "Dear white people, black people can’t be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can’t be racist since we don’t stand to benefit from such a system."
Another sign peddled white stereotypes while insinuating all white people place black people in a box: “Dear white people, are you tired of your hum drum, Wonderbread existence of accidental racism and wishing you could sip on Henny out yo crunk cup without a bitch giving you the side-eye? Course you are.”
These signs peddle categorical nonsense. Contrary to what the Left says, it is possible for anyone to be racist. Racism and prejudice are blind to power dynamics; anyone, regardless of their complexion or identity, is capable of displaying bigotry based on race, color, and creed.
These students at NC State are not alone in believing that such bigoted speech is valuable to creating a diverse environment. At Scripps College, the managers of the student coffee house wrote a letter slamming the administration's call to erase the hateful messages written in chalk, such as "F**k White People" and "Death to AmeriKKKa," which the managers argued constituted valued speech.
This kind of behavior is extraordinarily unbecoming of anyone. The Left is no exception to the rule.