'It's OK to be white' signs scattered across Minn. campus
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus this week.
Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private college in Moorhead, Minn..
Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta.
The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o
It laid out a gameplan for people to dress up in costume during Halloween, put up the signs, and watch as 'the media leftists froth at the mouth...'
However, students interviewed at the campus this week said the whole "plan" goes against the diversity message at the private school.
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 come.
"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.
Mekori and other students interviewed said they're glad the signs were down, removed less than 24 hours after they went up Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Concordia College administrators, meanwhile, released a statement saying, "The posters did not follow the display policy for placing signage on the campus and were taken down."
Despite the evidence being gone, students say the motivation behind the message is still present.
"Grow up. And be human, that's all I'm going to say. Just grow up and think twice," said Mekori.
A spokesperson for Concordia College said President William Craft is working on creating some type of open forum for students to discuss the topic.