NYU now has a White Student Union and it’s exactly what you think it is
‘We affirm the dignity and ancestry of our proud people’
We now have a new White Student Union at NYU and it’s as offensive as you think it is.
This weekend, the newly formed campus group set up their Facebook page inviting all the “students of European descent” at NYU to discuss “the dignity and ancestry of our proud people”.
The group claims to follow in the footsteps of similar ones at schools such as UC Berkley and hopes to inspire its “brothers and sisters across the nation” to do the same.
The page has only posted a few times but rails against diversity as “a discriminatory term against whites.”
Many NYU students have understandably spoken against the group, some calling it “at best a poor excuse for neckbeards” as others expressing their genuine sadness about the group existing.
The group also posted out a manifesto, highlighting their aims:
“We welcome students of European descent (and allies) to follow and contribute to the NYU White Student Union.
“We were inspired by the new White Student Union at UC Berkely and hope that our initiative will move our brothers and sisters across the country to do the same.
“European-American students on college campuses face unique and immediate challenges that are ignored or even actively denied in today’s cultural climate.
“We unapologetically provide a safe space for white students to air their true feelings about the future of our nation, discuss and reflect on the lessons laid down for us by our great European writers, philosophers, and artists, and develop a positive program to restore the pioneering will and greatness of our unique and virtuous people.
“We affirm the dignity and ancestry of our proud people who have gifted the world with countless works of beauty, science, and wisdom, and are committed to promoting a dialogue and political resistance that will secure a future for our posterity and spirit.
“At the same time, we do not wish to denigrate or harm any other group or ethnicity.
“We condemn the cowardly campaigns of moral subjugation and propaganda that seek to instil self-hatred and surrender within European-American youth and justify the continued invasion and degradation of the lands, institutions, and cultural heritage that is rightly ours.
“We seek to honor our past while promoting a positive, peaceful vision of the future; one in which every ethnic group has the right to organize and represent themselves and their interests.”
Since we published this story, similar White Student Union pages have appeared at colleges across the country. As our team at Princeton have reported this morning, they are likely to be hoaxes organized by online trolls.
The Tab reached out to the anonymous account behind the NYU page today, which continues to claim that the “society” is student-run.