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Toronto-area universities remove fliers promoting white students’ union

The group, called Students for Western Civilization, was not sanctioned at any of the schools and not allowed to put up the posters


 

TORONTO – Three Toronto-area universities have taken down posters around campus that appear to advertise a students’ group for white students.

The University of Toronto, Ryerson University and York University all said the group, called Students for Western Civilization, was not sanctioned at any of the schools and not allowed to put up the posters.

The people behind the group couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The flyers that were taken down show two white men and a picture of the CN Tower with the words “White Students Union!”

“A poster like that is obviously a cause for concern and if there are concerns that the subject matter is offensive, they will be taken down,” said University of Toronto spokeswoman Althea Blackburn-Evans, adding that only one was found on a university bulletin board, but several more were found on public streets near campus.

There was a link on the poster pointing students to the Students for Western Civilization’s website that says York University’s student paper, Excalibur, refused to publish a piece titled “York Needs A White Students Union!”

A spokesperson for Excalibur could not immediately be reached for comment.

The piece says that York University students are indoctrinated by “neo-Marxism” and that “neo-Marxists identify white people as oppressors and everyone else as ‘the oppressed.'” It says a white students’ union would promote and celebrate the culture of western civilization.

On their website, there is a YouTube video of a sociology professor from the University of New Brunswick, Ricardo Duchesne, who discusses what he says is a bias against western civilization in university courses and textbooks.

He maintained in the video there was “a real bias in university against white students, against white history.”

Duchesne, when reached in New Brunswick by The Canadian Press, stood by his comments in the video, although he clarified that he isn’t affiliated with the group and didn’t realize the video was posted last January on the website that is now linked to the white student union group.

A student interviewed him last November to discuss the professor’s theories. Duchesne said he cannot remember the student’s name.

Duchesne said that universities taking the posters down proves his point of anti-western civilization bias.

He said if it had been a minority ethnic group’s student union “nobody would have thought anything about it, they would have said, ‘that’s great, that’s what diversity is about.'”

“But you can’t say white student union. I would have preferred European student union. But I don’t oppose this because I believe in freedom of speech and I believe that a university is a place where ideas that are controversial have to be debated in an open atmosphere.”

Officials at the University of New Brunswick could not be reached for comment, but the school defended Duchesne in January when he was called out by a Vancouver councillor who said the professor’s writings on a website Duchesne co-founded, Council of European Canadians, were racist.

“Academic freedom is a foundational principal of university life. Often, such academic debate expresses views that may be perceived as controversial and unpopular,” the university said in a statement at the time.


 
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Toronto-area universities remove fliers promoting white students’ union

  1. this is racist in the first degree, only the ingnorant would jump to conclusions that it would have anything to to with nazi’s which have been gone since world war ii for all intent and purpose. white people have the right to socialize in a comfortabe environment of like persons. and to meet and date, those of similar desires in life….it has nothing to do with religion, or very little, but more to develope our own space , and do muslims, blacks, orientials, and many other groups………..and not for anyone to judge but god.

  2. muslims get together 5 times a day to plan and take commands, they are under tight communication and guidance, this is how they out number people and gang up and bully people……they motivate people to join there religion by use of threats to people not in groups, who are alone, and helpless or weak, and to threaten attacks on there families , and once in there religion they threaten you life if you leave…….it just that type of club,and it is allowed as a religion, group, club……..and should never have that type of power…….that you deni , whites the opportunity to self protect themselves in peaceful groups is a crime on the social system of canada, and you should review your status, because your promoting muslims.

  3. barring that call it a dance club , as white people normally like a mulitcultual music vs other groups of people, and having a few of everyone is cool, the only ones filtered are the non assimilating muslims..who are the threat to society..and do not want competion of any sort. pure white might have too many negative associations……so to make it work promote multiculturalizm and assimilation,…….things will sort …believe me…………..

  4. Civilization doesn’t have a color.

  5. One wonders what the reaction would have been if the posters had been promoting the “African Students Union” or the “Syrian Students Union”? Would those also have been removed because of their apparent exclusivity?

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