‘Dear White People’ Posters Spark Controversy at University

Several posters containing the salutation ‘Dear White People’ appeared at North Carolina State University Thursday, accusing white students of “perpetuating racism and white supremacy.”

‘Dear white people, there is no such thing as being ‘colorblind.’ You are perpetuating racism and white supremacy,” one poster stated, with another informing “white people” that “black people can’t be racist.”

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“Prejudice, yes, but not racist,” it elaborated, asserting that “racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race,” and therefore “black people can’t be racist since we don’t stand to benefit from such a system.”

The project, part of the Union Activities Board’s “Diversity Education Week,” was promoted by the recognized student organization in a tweet informing students of “an all day showing of ‘Dear White People’ on Stafford Commons and a demonstration (posters) scattered throughout.”

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Another of the letters addressed to “white people” informed them that the UAB was there to “bu…

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