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Why can't we stop feeding the trolls? Latest frenzy over 'it's OK to be white' proves society desperately wants to be offended

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23.12.2019

The stickers’ arrival in Perth catapulted the town into a state of shock, to hear the BBC tell it on Tuesday. “It’s sickening and disgusting to know that people think like this,” an anonymous resident told the outlet, while local group Perth Against Racism claimed to have been contacted by multiple people who “felt unsafe” upon seeing the stickers.

You are NOT OK. They want you dead and gone.BBC News - Perth city centre 'It's okay to be white' stickers condemned https://t.co/Zp7ljyppZz

Such a reaction – starkly out of proportion to the rather meek message presented by the stickers, and coming off somewhat racist in its own right for implying it is not, in fact, OK to be white, was exactly what the campaign’s creators were aiming for when they put out a call two years ago on the anonymous imageboard 4chan’s notorious /pol/ section to post signs featuring the slogan on college campuses and watch “the media and leftists frothing at the mouth.”

It’s the same reaction the slogan has got ever since those early campus days in November 2017, though back then, one administrator actually defended the sign on free-expression grounds (“Sure, it’s OK to be white. It’s OK to be African-American. It’s OK to be Latino. It’s........

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