Would you celebrate?
Anger was sparked at Mercer University in Georgia on Monday night after flyers advocating that November and December be dedicated as “White History Months” were posted in residence halls across the campus.
Complaining about the lack of white student groups on the campus, the flyer that was put up by an anonymous person read:
“There are African American societies, black student organizations, and Indian heritage associations; however, there is not one white society of engineers, white student organization, or Caucasian heritage association. Why? Because if there are, various individuals will say this is racism.”
Mercer University students reacted to the controversial flyer in an on-campus rally condemning the actions of the unknown perpetrator, with one student calling it a “divisive,” and another saying it’s “teenage nonsense.”
The flyer, which also read, “Since there is too much white history to squeeze into one month, we will settle for two,” was also labeled as possibly “some sort of a practical joke” by Mercer student Nicholas Wright, because the person “did not put their name on it.”
Students like Fredrick Woods believe there is an underlying prejudice, saying, “I think it just shows how real racism is in our community and even though we say that we have moved past it and that we are in a state of enlightenment that racism is still real.”
Do you think people should celebrate “White History Month?”