white student union
Sitting in my psychology class at the University of California Berkeley, I felt my hands clam up and my body tense as my professor initiated a conversation about the White Student Unions that have recently popped up on Facebook over the past few months.
The news that a freshman has founded a White Student Union at Georgia State University has come across like a harmless college prank. But the Southern Poverty Law Center is keeping the White Student Union on its watch list because of its founder's ties to white supremacist groups.
He also makes derisive comments about Muslims, Mexicans and Jews, who he argues committed worse crimes than the Holocaust
The white student union, founded recently at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta by student Patrick Sharp, 18, is intended to "provide a place for like-minded White students to come together and not only celebrate their common European/Euro-American cultures, but to discuss issues that affect white people in the world today," according to its website.
But in the same article, another student, Terry Harlin, contested that argument. While that sounds somewhat vague, Sharp
This isn't the first time the White Student Union has caused a stir. The group, formed by students at Towson University in
Towson Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Deb Moriarty reminded students in a campus-wide email last week that the school
In an apparent attempt to assuage the fears of Towson's nonwhite students, Heimback added, "If we see a white person commit
WATCH: The White Student Union's website announced it would attend CPAC because the group claims the GOP's not conservative
When it comes to racial issues or issues of equality, there is still a lot of work to be done. The racial divide is slowly fading, but the line still exists in many communities across America. The White Student Union reminds us of this divide.