NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - New York University says there is no 'White Student Union' at the prestigious university and is demanding Facebook remove the so-called group's page from the social media site. A post on 'NYU White Student Union' reads:
"When people say that Students of Whiteness don't face any unique challenges or obstacles we should think about this. White students are the only group to be labeled as "problematic" simply for existing and to have University classes dedicated to attacking their identity. This is why we are reclaiming the word whiteness and not letting the campus thought police define our identities for us."
The page appears to have been recently created and in the midst of unrest at several colleges across the country over racial inequality.
Just a reminder that this page does not support racialized hate of any kind. This page is about celebrating whiteness,...
NYU released this statement Monday:
"An anonymous person or group has started an unauthorized and highly objectionable "NYU White Student Union" Facebook page; these kinds of pages have cropped up at a number of universities that have sought to have a real dialogue about race and inclusion. There is no such organization as this at NYU, the Facebook page is using NYU's logo illegally and without permission, and we have contacted Facebook to demand the NYU logo be removed. We reject -- and we call on others to reject -- efforts such as this to derail or distort candid, thoughtful discourse on race."