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White Supremacy Signs Appear on Boston College Campus Ahead of Protest

Signs say "don't apologize for being white"

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    After acts of racism on campus, students at Boston College are rallying against hate.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    Two signs that appear to support white supremacy are causing a controversy on the campus of Boston College ahead of a student march protesting racism on Friday.

    The signs showed the iconic Uncle Sam picture with a caption that read "I want you to love who you are. Don’t apologize for being white."

    The signs include a logo for a monthly online magazine known as American Renaissance. The magazine is known for promoting white supremacy, according to the college.

    The signs were posted near a campus map just ahead of a student march called "Silence is Still Violence," which spurred hundreds of students to protest.

    "There is a racist culture here, and it comes in all different forms of micro-aggressions, macro-aggressions, directly or indirectly, or even passivity," march organizer and student Olivia Sutton said.

    Both of the signs have been taken down since they were posted. Boston College has responded to the incident on Twitter saying that they are standing in opposition to the sign and that police are investigating the incident; however, some students say it's not enough.

    "I just think the administration at Boston College hasn't been doing as much as they can to support black people," student Gianna Mitchell said.

    Father William P. Leahy, the president of Boston College, was not in attendance of Friday's march or rally.

    Earlier this week, students at Boston College had walked out of classes to protest racist incidents on campus where posters for "Black Lives Matter" were vandalized.


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