The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a White Student Union club is expected to launch this fall semester at Georgia State University. The newspaper says despite some complaints about the emerging group, campus officials defended its right to form, citing the First Amendment.
As for the young student behind the effort, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states:
Freshman Patrick Sharp said he started the club so that students of European and Euro-American descent can celebrate their shared history and culture and discuss issues that affect white people, such as immigration and affirmative action.
The club is not an official student group recognized by the university. Sharp said any student can join and that he would work with other clubs, such as the Black Student Alliance, on common issues. …
“If we are already minorities on campus and are soon to be minorities in this country why wouldn’t we have the right to advocate for ourselves and have a club just like every other minority?” said Sharp, 18. “Why is it when a white person says he is proud to be white he’s shunned as a racist?”
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