"IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" signs found on University of South Carolina campus

Vaidehi Gajjar / Provided

A University of South Carolina student says she and others found flyers on the Columbia campus Monday reading "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE."

Vaidehi Gajjar, a USC student, posted a photo on Facebook Monday showing the sign. Gajjar says she found the sign taped to the door of the university's Coker Life Sciences building.

Fellow students responding to Gajjar's Facebook post reported they also saw the flyers at other campus buildings. USC officials confirmed in a statement to WIS-TV Monday that the fliers were found elsewhere on campus.

In their statement, university officials said: "The University of South Carolina and the Carolina Family remain steadfastly committed to the principles set forth in the Carolinian Creed to “respect the dignity of all persons,' to 'discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions,' and to 'demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their needs for conditions which support their work and development.'"

According to the Washington Post, the flyers have been appearing frequently on college campuses around the U.S.

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