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Student Patrick Sharp organizes 'White Student Union' at Georgia State University

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A new student club at Georgia State University is attracting more attention than most new student clubs do -- just the club's name is stirring up controversy.

The first-year student at Georgia State who organized the club is calling it the "White Student Union."

The organizer, Patrick Sharp, insisted Wednesday night that no one should have any cause for worry or concern.

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because it is a freedom issue. I dont see that kid screaming the N word or doing this out of spite. He's just a white kid that is proud of his heritage.

I suppose the race card does bother me from time to time. I am very proud of my past. My family has served America and dates back to colonial times. Am I not supposed to be proud of that? If I am do people consider me a bigot for it? I certainly hope not.

The responses from the two girls were typical. Devoid of any fact but they presume something negative. What a damn shame.

In my generation, our family has racially mixed kids. My nephews are mixed with Asia. (dont want to reveal to much about children) and if I have any kids with my girlfriend, they will be mixed white and black. I keep telling my girl that is how we help bridge the divide. Mixed babies are almost always exotic and beautiful. :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

It's interesting stuff.

(This was meant to be a response to garnet a few posts down.)

Both of my mom's parents could trace some of their lineage back hundreds of years. If your family came to the New World early you'd be surprised by some of your relatives or people they had contact with because of the small population.

There's evidence that my mom's father is related to Walter Raleigh. In fact, the spear-side of his ancestry commonly had the name Raleigh going back centuries, my grandfather, Raleigh Jones, being no exception.

On my mom's mother's side they kept very detailed records and my aunt still has them. They tell me George Washington surveyed a large tract for them when he was very young and—I'm almost ashamed to admit this here—that we are related to Lincoln (barely, though ... it was, like, a cousin of ours married a cousin of his or some shit).

I also found out that one of my best-friends is very closely related to me. We were friends for 15 years before I found that out.

Like I said, it's interesting stuff.

Work for pay, pay for freedom
Fuck 'em all, we don't need 'em

you know, I think it's kind of sad in a way . . .

that African people don't know what tribes they are from, generally speaking--

now and again there is a oral record about a place in Africa--

That might be one of the reasons that black people kind of band together--

Most white Americans KNOW what their European ancestry is, and that is empowering--

as for "Latinos", the same thing could be true; most people originally from Mexico came from various native American tribes, but, because of how they were treated by the Spanish, they don't know which tribes--

that not knowing can make it so that people feel insecure--

Most people who come over to America from Africa don't have the insecurities about heritage that people descended from slaves have--

that's because they were robbed of their heritage--

as were the Meztizos--

so, this young man is kind of whitewashing things, I think (ha, ha!)--

I think he's just doing it, because he can--

kind of 'teasing'--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I am a White Southerner and

I am a White Southerner and NO ONE in my extended family has any memory of hearing where we come from! It is the most frustrating thing to me. I don't understand it, except maybe it means that my people never wanted to look back!

Well there is tons of info on

Well there is tons of info on anscestry now. With a bit of work, you can figure out where you are from.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I was going to say the same thing~

My mom was big on genealogy and when she passed I kinda took it up. Her interest was mainly back as far as the First America Revolution so I work on documenting all the branches of that but also take it over the water~ Interesting stuff because they kept incredible records in those days.

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists