Behind the Memes: Controversy behind WSU
A few people have asked me through my TU Memes page on my personal thoughts when it comes to the White Student Union debate and situation.
I have posted material before, that although doesn’t really represent my opinion on the matter, doesn’t show any support for it either.
On the page, there have been literally hundreds of comments and shares regarding the situation.
Of course, I have read through all of them in my own personal quest for my verdict on the situation. The responses from students have ranged from absolute repulsion, to radical support for the right to establish the organization.
Also, (no creeper) I’ve checked out the profiles of the people with strongest opinions on both sides to see what type of person they seem to be.
I’ve seen everything from hardcore Nazi quotes, and even swastikas as cover photos, to super liberal/hippy quotes and similar sorts of cover photos.
After putting a lot of thought into what my opinion is, I really have decided I have no harsh feelings toward this so-called movement.
In all honesty I believe at this point that these students are just trying their hardest through any means to exercise their right to establish the organization.
When I say I agree with their right to do so, I do not agree at all with what I personally believe is the motive behind it.
Now, I’m not a “white” person to say I support this. I am a proud Hispanic from Ecuador.
My opinion really just is that while I may not agree with what you have to say, I will acknowledge your right to say it. Now the issue comes in when we get to what really drives this movement. We all have our opinions.
Many believe it’s racism and a desire to further one race and bash another. Others simply say they want to celebrate their race and be left to do so happily.
Personally I see no real point to the WSU, but just as I see it as nothing particularly good or groundbreaking, I see it as nothing bad.
Let these kids do what they want is my thought. If that’s what they want to do with their lives right now, so be it.
Now, let them try to become publically hateful, disrespectful, harassing or violent and then I’ll have a completely different take on this.