Monday, December 07, 2015

PSU White Student Union: Free speech or hate speech?

The Portland State University White Student Union page on Facebook is an open social media space. But PSU student John Monroe thinks the White Student Union is little more than a front for white supremacists. In just 4 days, the Facebook page has garnered more than 140 likes.

“What they’re calling for in many cases is tantamount to hate speech, calls to action for acts against people of color which is illegal and has been deemed not a free speech issue anymore,” Monroe told KOIN 6 News.

He thinks the PSU administration should more strongly denounce the site, which he said is little more than a forum for hate. “Anything like the White Student Union will be encouraging and empowering white supremacists, and that’s why its necessary to take a public stand against them.”

David Jones, a black student at PSU, told KOIN 6 News he’s not sure if this is a real issue on campus. “I’m not on social media that much in order to elaborate,” Jones said, adding he’s doesn’t come face-to-face with the issue on campus.

Organizers of the Facebook page did not respond directly to KOIN 6 News, but said in a statement white people have been discriminated against and mocked by minority communities for too long.  “Our one and only goal is that we must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”



Anonymous said...

Free speech evidently is not for Caucasians.

Anonymous said...

If the White Students Union is shut down then all other student unions must be shut down in the name of equality. Free speech for all or for none, there is no other way.

Jon. Hinch said...

Bird of Paradise said...

John Monroe needs a lesson on Free Speech which his bunch of whining collage brats reject