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In Campus Reform’s latest video, Campus Correspondent Ethan Cai asks students at George Washington University if they’d be willing to sign a petition calling for banning the iconic white stick figure in “walk” signals because they are “oppressive.” Most of the students are happy to join the “inclusive” effort.

Part of the reason Campus Reform chose GW for its “offensive” and “oppressive” white walk signal guy petition is because of the students’ recent vote to “remove and replace” the university’s mascot, George the Colonial, which “is received as extremely offensive not only by students of the University, but the nation and world at large” because it “glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” a petition calling for its removal claimed. The measure was passed in March by 54% of the students who voted.

In an attempt to test how deep concerns about “offense” and “oppression” go at GW, Campus Reform went undercover to the university to see if students would sign a new petition, this time calling for the banning of white stick figures in walk signals.

“As we students cross the street, we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is okay to cross,” Campus Reform’s faux petition reads.

“Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this.” Students who sign the petition are supposedly letting the university know that they “vehemently urge the University to consider changing the crosswalk signs.”

The result: many of the students, and even one university faculty member, are willing to put their signature on the phony petition. While some students seem to be on board because the alternatives provided by Campus Reform are “so cute” and “lit,” most in the video made a point of saying they can “absolutely” see how someone would be offended by the “white man” telling them what to do and felt that changing the sign helped promote “diversity.”

One guy pushed back, however, saying he was “ideologically opposed” to the idea.

As for that petition calling for the replacement of George the Colonnial, after declaring that the “negatively charged figure of colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression,” the students who signed it offered the university some alternatives, including “Hippos,” “Revolutionaries,” or “Riverhorses.”

Video below via Campus Reform:

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21 Comments
  • Toni says:

    Why not just do away with the stick figures and not put any signs up at all. Just learn the rules and pay attention to the lights which are green, red & orange. Then those precious babies won’t have their feelings hurt. I really feel sorry for those who are not white having to look at this old white woman in a store or wherever I happen to be. Must be very painful for them.

  • Jeffrey Rogers says:

    And these are College students? Did they not ever learn to read and listen? That they have no intelligence or real educational learning is what is so embarrassing! For Pete’s sake they don’t have any common sense either, anyone could tell this was a put on. This is like the era that teachers would pass a student just to move him or her on to the next grade and then let them graduate even though the kids couldn’t even spell thier own name! These college professors teach hate and hate and more Hate so much that these kids hate themselves and thier skin color, for no conceivable reason.

  • Rick says:

    How about being racially sensitive and change the white figure to black. Then rack up these morons’ body count.

  • Adam Selene says:

    The fake politically correct program for the mentally incompetent leading the clueless, and followed by a huge herd of sheep-like people. ” Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life here !!”

  • Donna Cassidy says:

    With all the hell going on in our world today some idiot is whining about the “white stick men ” in crossing signs..Who ever is doing this needs to move Siberia so they will have actual stuff to complain about. This is the dumbest thing i have ever heard of.
    I don’t know about anyone else but i am seeing a trend. Someone pulls some off the wall complaint and its all over the news and social media about how WRONG it is..so some dingdong in another area says “hey i want my ten seconds of fame on TV” so they do something just a little more insane…and find they get results, the political clans of insanity get together and they “have to change this because, oh my , it offends someone..”
    This is going to far..Ok folks understand you are dealing with five year olds that want their friends better toy, and if YOU GIVE IN AND GET IT FOR HIM…then you have set the scene for future troubles..becasue as long as the five year old gets his way by whining about unfair, or feels bad blah blah blah and you in turn get him a better toy..it will continue.
    WE need to say to the next person, whoever it is ..When they say this isn’t fair…”Tough deal with it or move to where you can have this (whatever) you want. WE are NOT CHANGING…..I don’t even recognize America anymore..

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