DAILYKENN.com -- CBC apparently considers the words, "It's Okay to be white," hate speech.
Who makes these absurd rules?
In reality it is Okay to be any race. To single out white people as the only race that is not okay constitutes racism.
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Many students say they feel unsafe due to threatening nature of messages, union says
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.
Hallett is Cree-Métis and is in her fourth year of studies in the family social sciences program. She says while incidents like this this won't change her willingness to speak her mind during class discussions about issues like race, class and sexuality, it makes her wonder if she's going to be targeted.
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