On Thursday, someone left flyers printed with the phrase “It’s Okay To Be White” at the Oklahoma City University of Law. In response, the university dean put out a statement saying the school would be “intentional and relentless” in promoting diversity, and police are conducting a high-profile investigation.
According to The Oklahoman:
Police are trying to identify a person who posted flyers saying “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
OCU Police Director Bill Citty said officers don’t believe the person is a threat to students or the school campus.
The person left several papers Thursday night with the text “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” outside and on the doors of the law school, 800 N Harvey. Campus police obtained images of the man and have a “good idea” of his identity, Citty said.
The Oklahoma City Police Department is trying to locate the man for questioning.
“The important thing now is to 100% identify this person and find out what his intentions were,” Citty said.
Once the man is found, officers will try to determine whether he planned any more incidents at OCU. The man will be told not to return to the school campus.
Citty notes that while “the flyers alone don’t appear to be a crime,” his officers “will investigate whether the person’s actions amounted to a hate crime.”
“It’s Okay To Be White” is a slogan intended by its users to illustrate what many believe to be the institutional bias against white people in media and pop culture.
The five-word phrase, uttered by itself with no accompanying invective, has sent politicians and media into a panic over the idea that some citizens believe that whiteness is not bad and is acceptable in 2019.
The situation has apparently now escalated to the point where armed police forces will be feverishly tracking down individuals who dare to echo the “It’s Okay To Be White” sentiment.