Brad Barbee, student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, joined Doc Thompson on "The Morning Blaze" to talk about the screening of the film, "Dear White People," as well as "Dear White People" signs posted on the campus as part of "Diversity Education Week Revisited." While those who organized the event and the signs claim they have a desire for more unity, Doc questioned this, asking if this would simply cause more division, ironically, in the name of seeking unity.
"I try to go through life every day and college every day being a kind fellow human being to everybody, and I think the majority of people feel that way," Barbee said. "It really saddens me when these stories come up, and it really hurts me that it came up at NC State. I feel like majority of the people at this campus are good people and this is a great University, however, this story and controversy is kind of taking away from that."
Given the controversy sparked by the movie and the signs, Thompson wanted to know what Barbee, as a college student in the midst of it thought the solution to such division might be.
"I don't think the solution is posting signs around campus, and I think a lot of people share that. I think the solution is probably going to come from more of the discussion they had after the movie, really just opening up a fair, honest dialogue between everybody and finding out, you know, most of us are good people," Brad said.
Doc wrapped up the discussion by jokingly asking Barbee if he would soon be posting "Dear Black People" or "Dear Yellow People" signs around campus, to which, Brad was quick to respond, "No, I'm not doing that."