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‘White Student Union’ challenges Black Lives Matter at University of Illinois


By Justin Wm. Moyer November 20

A Facebook page ostensibly created for an audience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign called “Illini White Students Union” has drawn fire after it characterized the national Black Lives Matter movement as “terrorism.”

Created Wednesday after a protest sympathetic to Black Lives Matter, the page declared itself “for white students of University of Illinois to be able to form a community and discuss our own issues as well as be able to organize against the terrorism we have been facing from Black Lives Matter activists on campus,” as the Daily Illini reported.

The page did not last long in its original incarnation, but was taken down after three hours. It has since been revived here.

“We recognize the right to free speech, and we encourage you to exercise that right when you see examples of racism, discrimination or intimidation on our campus,” Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, who called the page “extremely disturbing,” wrote in a message Thursday to the student body.

In an anonymous message to the News-Gazette, the page’s administrator discussed Black Lives Matter.

5 thoughts on “‘White Student Union’ challenges Black Lives Matter at University of Illinois

  1. “Black Lives Matter movement as “terrorism.” I guess the truth hurts.

  2. It was bound to happen. There are many things that minorities can say that the majority cannot.

    If the white students asked for a safe place on campus they would be racist segregationists.

  3. Why isn’t Rev al in jail for 4.5m tax evasion

  4. Maybe they should stop shooting each other with their gang related and drug dealing thugs.

  5. its about time! stand your ground!

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