Freshman Starts ‘White Student Union’ Club at Georgia State University

Justin Gray, My Fox Atlanta, August 1, 2013

Controversy is brewing over a proposed “White Student Union” organization at Georgia State University.

Fliers have gone up on downtown streets announcing the controversial new student club.

The club is the brainchild of freshman Patrick Sharp. He said the club is different than groups like the Klu Klux Klan because “we’re not a hate organization…We’re not a supremacist organization…All we really recognize is that we’re a distinct group of people who have every right to organize.”

Georgia State is one of the nation’s most diverse colleges–a point the school is proud of. Sharp says that’s the reasoning for his organization.

“Are black student unions racist? Are Latino student unions racist? Are any of those other things racist? There’s really nothing about our union that separates us from them,” Sharp said.

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Sharp says the group is open to anyone and he hopes to get recognition as an official campus student organization.

“It’s mainly just about white students coming together and working together,” said Sharp.

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