'It's okay to be white' posters spotted around Bristol University

Posters with the phrase "it's okay to be white" have been spotted around Bristol city centre this week.

Students from the University of Bristol have expressed anger at the posters. The statement has previously been linked to far-right activist groups after it was popularised on t-shirts sold by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

A University of Bristol spokesperson said it was asking people to take them down and contact security services if seen on university premises, although it added currently it was only aware of those in the wider city.

The University of Bristol aspires to be a community where everyone should feel safe, welcomed and respected.

University of Bristol spokesperson

The University's BME network said the phrase "presents ethnic minorities as intruding 'others', whose equality, and even existence is detrimental to white people."

The Bristol Student-Staff Solidarity group added:

It directly suggests that there is some sort of attempt to subdue white people as if they are some oppressed minority.

Bristol Student-Staff Solidarity group