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'It's okay to be white' flyers posted at Idaho university

11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago Tuesday, November 06 2018 Nov 6, 2018 November 06, 2018 9:15 AM November 06, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Moscow-Pullman Daily News

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Flyers with the slogan "it's okay to be white" were posted on the University of Idaho campus and around Moscow last week as part of a provocation campaign by white nationalist groups.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the flyers were an apparent repeat of a year-old campaign stemming from online message boards, intending to create strong reactions. Washington State University Communications Director Phil Weiler says the Pullman campus was the site of the same campaign last year.

He says the flyers are not harmless, "they're interested in being provocative, trying to upset people, trying to intimidate people." University President Chuck Staben says he is disappointed to see such flyers on campus, but personnel would not remove the ones posted on authorized surfaces, noting the university supports free speech.

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