VIDEO: Students sign petition to ban 'offensive' white man in crosswalk signs

  • With the rise of politically correct culture, nothing- not even crosswalk signs- are off limits.
  • Campus Reform went undercover to George Washington University to ask students if they supported changing the “offensive” and “oppressive” white man in crosswalk lights, as well.

With the rise of politically correct culture, students and universities have vehemently pushed for diversity and inclusivity movements, resulting in many things being labeling “offensive.”

In the past, students have signed fake petitions to ban “offensive” holidays like Valentine’s Day and even Christmas to push diversity and inclusion.

“I can see like, I guess, why some students have a problem with it… I’ll totally sign that.”   

[RELATED: VIDEO: GW students say 'Colonials' mascot too offensive]

Amid these ongoing diversity and inclusivity movements, Campus Reform went to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where students previously voted to ban their “offensive” Colonials mascot. GW students also previously told Campus Reform that President Barack Obama is the best president in U.S. history. 

Campus Correspondent Ethan Cai asked George Washington students if they supported changing “offensive” crosswalk lights because the “walk” sign only portrays an image of a white man.

How far will this movement of diversity and inclusion go? Where will the line be drawn for what is considered offensive?

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“As we students cross the street, we are told by the symbol of a white man when it is okay to cross,” the fake petition stated. “Many students from diverse backgrounds, including individuals of color, gender fluid individuals, and LGBTQA+ individuals, feel oppressed by this.”

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students at George Washington University say Obama is greatest president ever]

By signing the petition, students “vehemently urge[d] the University to consider changing the crosswalk signs."

Many students signed Campus Reform’s fake petition. Even one university faculty member expressed support, as well.

“There’s definitely a lack of representation,” one student said about the crosswalks. Another said that she thought the change would be “one step” to a more welcoming campus environment.

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students sign fake petition to ban 'Hurricane' mascot at U. Miami]

“That’s so cute! Oh my god yeah,” a student said with excitement about the idea. “I can see like, I guess, why some students have a problem with it… I’ll totally sign that.”

“Oh that’s so lit,” another student exclaimed. 

What did other students say? Watch the full video above to find out.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @ethanycai



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Ethan Cai
Ethan Cai | New Hampshire Campus Correspondent

Ethan Cai is a Campus Reform Intern and New Hampshire Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse. He is a Freshman at Dartmouth College studying Quantitative Government Analysis with a minor in Economics.

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