White Student Union

Posted in Georgia History, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 1, 2013




Some kids, with too much free time, have started a White Student Union at Georgia Straight State University. They sent a press release to Creative Loafing and the fishwrapper. Both responded, to the slow news day crisis, by reporting on the group. CL was in high octane liberal umbrage mode. “WSUs, on the other hand, are a reactionary movement born out of the festering sentiment that minorities have gained too much of an edge due to affirmative action, campus diversity, and … immigration reform.”

CL tosses a curious quote into the mix. It is from a discussion of the movie Fruitvale Station. “We don’t yet live in the world the Supreme Court thought we did when it struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act and weakened the case for affirmative action. More than ever, we live in a time of racism without racists, just racist laws, racist policies, and racist ideas.”

That same feature has a dandy quote from our half white POTUS. “Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can? Am I judging people as much as I can based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would be, I think, an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy.”

At first glance, it seems like WUSS WSU does not have much of a chance. GSU is mostly a school of people who work their way through college, and don’t have time for flakey organizations. Most white people don’t spend much time contemplating their caucasianality. This may, or may not, be a function of white privilege. Others say that WSUs are bastions of white privilege. When you live in a time of racism without racists, it is easy to get confused. Pictures today are from Gwinnett County.





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  1. shawnbrucepruett said, on August 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Mug shots, interesting photos for the WSU story! Spider video…Freakiness and Eeww!!!!! I lived in SF during the time of the Fruitvale Station incident, it was a sad and horrific “accident”….hmmm, haven’t we had another one of those recently? We will overcome…but when?

    • chamblee54 said, on August 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      I hope you didn’t see this while you were eating breakfast.

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