• White Student Unions, White Pride And You.

    “Why is it when a white person says he is proud to be white he’s shunned as a racist?”

    The above quoted comes courtesy of a young chap by the name of Patrick Sharp. Sharp is not just an ordinary freshman student at Georgia State University - he's also the founder of the university's new White Student Union.

    Sharp's idea isn't a new one. In fact, he's following in the footsteps of another chap, Matthew Heimbach, who also founded a white student union at Towson University not too long ago. In Sharp's own words:

    "All we want to do is celebrate white identity. This is about being in touch with who you are as a white person and being proud of that."

    To the average person, this sounds almost word-for-word like the modus operandi of any other ethnic student union. After all, why shouldn't there be a white student union when blacks, Hispanics and other groups have theirs? Surely a Eurocentric group would make a fine addition to the 300 or so existing student unions at GSU, right?

    There are plenty of points yours truly will attempt to make as to why the idea of a "White Student Union" seems utterly unnecessary on one end and dangerous on the other:

    1. From a civil rights perspective, a white student union offers little to no utility. In the words of historian and student activism advocate Angus Johnston: "When someone asks me this, my response is always pretty much the same: 'Do you actually want to have a White Student Union on campus? Would you be active in a WSU there was one? Is there stuff you’d like to be doing that the absence of a WSU is keeping you from doing?' So far, nobody has ever answered any of these questions with a yes."
    2. The idea of a white student union exists for the same reason that the concept of "anti-white" exists - both come as a pushback against continued efforts by black Americans to call onto account genuine racist acts and behaviors conducted on a daily basis. For white Americans besieged by constant accusations of being racist towards black Americans, the opportunity to turn the tables by embracing the very sort of "victimhood" they often accuse other minorities of seems all too attractive. With this in mind, white student unions seem like an elaborate sort of "take that" against other groups.
    3. Those interested in forming and participating in white student unions ignore the reason why student unions for black Americans, women and other minority groups came into being in the first place: these groups were often shut out of mainstream organizations and, if they had the opportunity to be accepted, marginalized within them. This was especially true from the end-days of Reconstruction to the eventual dis-assembly of Jim Crow's more pernicious forms of discrimination.
    4. The very concept of "white pride" inevitably circles back towards the idea of white supremacy and its embrace of whites, at the active detriment of other minority groups. Whereas "black pride" does not explicitly exclude whites and other ethnic and national groups, "white pride" often goes out of its way to exclude blacks and other minorities. Some of the more violent white supremacist groups are more hands-on about doing just that.

    By far and large, "white pride" and white supremacist groups spawn as the result of some existential crisis to the core demographic's being. For instance, the specter of economic uncertainty and the ominous threat of immigrant labor drinking the last of an already near-empty employment milkshake is what brought the Golden Dawn to the forefront. In the U.S., most white supremacist groups get their genesis from the ever-present fear of losing their "rightful" place in American society, either through demographics, advances in minority civil rights or a noticeable shift in political power that may seem to benefit minority groups, such as Barack Obama's electoral ascendancy to the Oval Office.

    The Towson group's genesis largely has to do with the following:

    The frequent robberies, sexual assaults, and acts of vandalism at Towson University are not often reported in the local media. For those who are not Towson students it seems hard to fathom that every single day black predators prey upon the majority white Towson University student body. White Southern men have long been called to defend their communities when law enforcement and the State seem unwilling to protect our people.

    The virtue of white Christian womanhood is under attack at Towson University by degenerate criminals seeking to rob our women of their God given innocence. Through armed thuggery the money of law abiding Towson students that is earned by the sweat of their brow is stolen and their lives threatened for simply walking down the street.

    If you thought you stumbled onto a Stormfront posting, you're not alone*. The prospect of "white Christian womanhood" being irreparably sullied by ravenous hordes of mindless black bucks has always been a klaxon call for white supremacists to rally in the defense of racial purity. In this instance, the klaxon is cloaked in a call for better campus security.

    And that's what makes these and other similar groups so dangerous. The impulse to enforce and maintain racial purity is what often leads to actual attacks on minority groups. It's no wonder that the Towson White Student Union's night patrols take on the spirit of the nighttime rides conducted by the Ku Klux Klan.

    Of course, that's not the stated aim of either university's white student unions. But the attitudes, language and underlying motivations are a stone's throw away from those shared by their more upfront brethren.

    *That blog is a classic grab-bag of stupid. For instance, take this post that "honors" Mary Phagan. The author conveniently overlooks Leo Frank's innocence and instead praises his lynchers for "(resisting) outside agitators and insidious internal influences to get justice for Mary Phagan." Sickening.