Students Angered by “Racist” White Student Union

If it were any other group, no one would have thought anything about it. You can have the Chinese Students Union or the Black Students Union, but you can’t have a White Students Union. That’s exclusionary and racist. You can have the Gay Students Union or the Transgender Students Union, but if anyone dare organize a Straight Students Union, he’d be called homophobic.

Some Canadian students are in an uproar over posters advertising for the White Students Union. The Daily Caller reported:

Flyers appeared on bulletin boards and elsewhere at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and York University, all of which are large public colleges in Toronto. The flyer, showing two young white men standing in front of Toronto’s CN Tower, declares simply “White Students Union!” and invites people to visit a website titled “Students For Western Civilization.”

The website is sparse, but does feature an op-ed allegedly rejected by York University’s student newspaper which declares “York Needs A White Student Union!”

“Students are taught that all of Western Civilization is inherently ‘racist’ and that Western countries are plagued by a ‘systemic and institutionalized’ racism which reinforces a ‘system of white supremacy,’” the editorial argues. “A white students’ union … would serve to promote and celebrate the culture of Western Civilization. It would serve as a platform to promote and advance the political interests of Western peoples. And most importantly, it would serve as a venue to explore those perspectives on ethnic politics that our Marxist indoctrinators seek to suppress and ignore, thereby giving to York a taste of that intellectual “diversity” which it purports to value.”

Grandstanding school officials immediately denounced the posters as racist, and brainwashed students took it upon themselves to remove the posters. At least one professor, Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, saw the hypocrisy in the outrage, telling Maclean’s that if they were posters advertising for a student union of another group, “Nobody would have thought anything about it, they would have said, ‘that’s great, that’s what diversity is about.’ But you can’t say white student union. I would have preferred European student union. But I don’t oppose this because I believe in freedom of speech and I believe that a university is a place where ideas that are controversial have to be debated in an open atmosphere.”