I’m trying to make sense of an article CBC news. Here are some excerpts:
"A University of Manitoba student says hateful messages posted on campus and sent to at least one fax machine add an “element of fear” to being on school grounds.
“I think it’s sickening,” said Charlene Hallett. "But, on the other side too, I want to roll my eyes and say, “You know what? No, you don’t get to try to intimidate us this way.’”
Sheets of paper with the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were taped to walls around the U of M campus this week. Faxes with the same phrase were sent to offices around the campus, including the women’s and gender studies program."
“Whether I know it or not, somebody could be sitting in that class having these thoughts and having these racist ideas about what Indigenous people are or … just how superior white people are, and I don’t know if that’s happening or not,” said Hallett.
“The university unequivocally condemns this and any other racist actions,” David Barnard wrote in a statement sent to media on Friday."
I’m just trying to make sense of this. I’m white, and I’m OK with it. I think it’s OK for other people to be white too. I don’t hate people because of their ethnic background. I’m also married to a black woman. Am I a Nazi without knowing it?
How is it hateful or racist to post a message like this? It really does seem to me like there is a double standard against white people when it comes to racism, it’s politically correct for minorities to hate white people (like when the NY Times hired Sarah Jeong after she made a bunch of anti-white tweets) but if a white person does the same thing they are finished. Am I missing something here?