Condemn State University for Allowing Formation of a Racist Group

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Target: Mark P. Becker, Georgia State University President

Goal: Ban the White Student Union at Georgia State University

Patrick Sharp is a freshman at Georgia State University who has founded a so-called White Student Union. The group is falsely presenting themselves as a club that is supposed to celebrate students of the European and Euro-American descent. Sharp claims that the group encourages students to celebrate their shared history and culture and discuss issues that affect white people, such as immigration and affirmative action. Similar groups have sprung up in other universities, and this movement is showcasing nothing but blatant racism and deep ignorance. The university administration should ban such groups and eliminate racial ridicule in its school.

Patrick Sharp believes that white students are a minority in the school and soon to be a minority in the whole country, which he believes is an appropriate reason to organize a racial minority club for Caucasians just like for any other race. Such views only ignore the fact that virtually every social system is built and run by Caucasians. Everything from the media to the justice system, especially in the U.S., favors white people and claiming to be a minority is flat out racist. The leader of the White Student Union says they only want to celebrate white identity, saying that if it’s fine for other minorities to form such groups, then it’s fine for whites too.

White people in the U.S. and across the world still have most of the power and privileges in a lot of spheres, and to pretend that something has been taken away from them because minorities form pride groups is racism. Sign this petition to urge the administration of Georgia State University to ban the White Student Union and prohibit similar groups from forming in the future. These groups are blatantly racist and their minority claims are ridiculing the struggles of other ethnicities who truly are met with resistance and discrimination on a daily basis.


Dear Mark P. Becker,

The White Student Union formed by Patrick Sharp is a blatantly racist group that falsely misrepresents the white student body as a minority on a university and soon-to-be national level. Such hate groups have been formed recently in other universities and Sharp was seemingly inspired to form his after them.

I urge you as the president of the university to take responsible and appropriate action and ban this group and any other such racist groups from forming in the future. The group’s existence is ridiculing the real daily struggles of minority races in the university and nationwide. It is not an appropriate way to celebrate diversity.


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