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Dear White People' signs at college declare 'black people can't be racist,' decry whites

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"Dear White People" signs appeared on the campus of North Carolina State University on Thursday. One sign said that "black people can't be racist." (Image source: YouTube screen cap)

A number of “Dear White People” signs were posted on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday that decry and criticize white people.

One read, "Dear White People... Black people can’t be racist. Prejudice , yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can’t be racist since we don’t stand to benefit from such a system.”

Others read, "Dear White People... There is no such thing as 'colorblind.' You are perpetuation racism and white supremacy" and "Dear White People... I am here to burst your post-racial bubble..."

Another read, “Dear White People... Are you tired of your hum drum, Wonderbread existence of accidental racism and wishing you could sip on Henny out yo crunk cup without a Bitch giving you the side-eye? Course you are.”

The sign postings were a project by the school's Union Activities Board for “Diversity Education Week.” A "special message" from the group's president noted that the signs were quotations from the 2014 movie "Dear White People."

The group Hispanics for Trump posed a question to the UAB:

Campus Reform reported that another sign noted, "in a stunning reversal using the term 'African American' is borderline racist now. It turns out if you’re too worried about political correctness... to say ‘black,’ odds are... you secretly just want to call us n****** anyway... and truth be told, I’d rather you just be honest about it.”

Campus police allegedly removed one of the signs — “Dear White People…have you read the 13th Amendment?” — after someone wrote in pencil underneath, “Have you read the 2th ?” the Tab reported, adding that it was considered an indirect threat.

This story has been updated.

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