It is not Okay to be White in Napier

It’s Okay To Be White poster

The outrage started off in America and I wrote about it on the 5th November. Now the same poster has turned up in Napier New Zealand as part of a worldwide campaign promoted by 4chan. Just like in America it had the desired effect. It brought the SJW’s scurrying out of the woodwork crying Raaaaaaacism.

For an American visitor to Napier last Saturday it caused bemusement and then a chuckle — but for several locals, the mayor and tourism folk it was anything but a joke.

It was a printed sign, in black ink on an A3-size sheet of paper, and in large capital letters featured the words “ITS OKAY TO BE WHITE”.

Photo-NZ Herald

Isn’t it okay to be White? If it is okay to have signs that say “Black Lives Matter” then what is wrong with reassuring White people that it is okay to be white? The beauty of this troll by 4Chan is that it reveals the STW’s for the closet racists that they are. There is nothing remotely racist about the statement yet because it is a supportive statement for White people they are programmed to associate it with racism even if they are White themselves.

Three posters were pasted together on a specially built sign pillar directly opposite the Sound Shell and just a short walk from the Napier i-Site Centre where hundreds of visitors from two visiting cruise ships came and went during the day.

The local spotted them during the morning but he had missed them at first passing and it was only after the tourist approached him that he took them in.

“He was African-American and he asked ‘are you folks racists?” the local man, who asked not to be named, said.

“But he thought it was a bit of a joke and just laughed and walked on.”

It is a joke and anyone who takes it seriously is an idiot.

The man said he told the visitor that like the US and most other countries “we too have the odd political miscreant in the community”.

The visitor laughed, and then asked for directions to the Art Deco Centre and got on with enjoying his stay in the Bay.

The local man said he was angry and embarrassed and tore down the three signs.

Was he embarrassed because the visitor was black? Why did he feel the need to describe him as an African-American instead of an American?

He asked volunteers from the newly instigated Napier Ambassadors teams to keep an eye out for any others, but had not heard of any other sightings.

“Not the sort of thing anyone needs to see and to the person or persons responsible for this shocking display of racism: get a life.”

A shocking display of racism? Seriously?

[…] Hawke’s Bay Tourism general manager Annie Dundas […] said anyone seeing such posters should tear them down, or report them to the council and their staff would deal with them.

“We don’t need to see that sort of rubbish.”

So no freedom of speech in Napier then. Nice to know.

-NZ Herald

 


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