After a black football player jokingly called a group of his teammates “White Nation”, the white football players ran with the joke and created a Facebook group that they didn’t expect to be seen by anyone else on the internet.
“White Nation”, according to Elizabeth Gell at campus newspaper the Daily Trojan, “featured a graphic with the caption, ‘arrest black babies before they become criminals.’ ” The site also read:
“All members are athletes of Caucasion (sic) descent. DISCLAIMER: In no way are the following memebers (sic) intolerant of others, we are just doing our duty of protecting the Arian (sic) brotherhood.”
While the players, team officials, and friends all argue that this was an inside joke, they also concede that it got out of hand.
Clay Matthews, the Trojan linebacker who created the group, left after the compaints ratcheted up but didn’t realize that by doing so “he gave up his ability to delete the group; an administrator must manually remove each member to delete the group.”
The “White Nation” Facebook group is still active, but has now been taken over by a student from Oxy who says “he plans on using the group to educate people about the ignorance of racism.”
Is it too much to ask that college students be required to get a license before being allowed to access the internet?
…found via Darleeneisms…