MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Signs saying “It’s okay to be white” have been found posted at Tufts University.

Campus police were notified around 2 a.m. Thursday that the flyers were attached to lawn signs urging students to vote.

(Photo credit: The Tufts Daily / Seohyun Shim )

A university spokesman says the signs were removed and police are investigating. No further information was immediately available.

Similar signs have appeared on college campuses across the country over the last year, including at Harvard University.

Several were found last weekend at the University of Vermont and at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

The phrase has been adopted as a slogan by some white nationalists.

A report from the Anti-Defamation League this year found that white supremacist groups have targeted college campuses in surging numbers since President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016.

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Comments (4)
  1. Will Fasciano says:

    You don’t have to be a white nationalist or supremacist to feel this way.

  2. So what you’re saying is that it’s not OK to be white?

  3. No, it hasn’t been adopted as a slogan by any white nationalist groups. Talk about false reporting. It’s posted to draw attention to hatred against white folks, and the hysterical reactions from racists who actually feel that it’s not OK.

  4. Tim McGuire says:

    Excuse me…. but is it NOT okay to be white? I would suggest that anyone who claims otherwise is guilty of racism.

    I work on the principle that a true statement is true, even if people I abhor are the ones saying it.