Flyers reading “Is it okay to be white? Have an open conversation about race. Join the Carolina Nationalist Discord.” were posted at several locations around campus last week. They advertised a chat room for students to discuss sensitive racial topics.
One flyer advertising the group was posted in Ehringhaus Residence Hall, and was taken down shortly after.
“The flyers in question were not approved prior to being posted,” said Allan Blattner, director of housing and residential education in a statement regarding the flyer. “Additionally, only officially recognized groups and organizations, which this group is not, are permitted to post flyers or other materials within the residential communities.”
The flyers included tear-off sections of a link, which directed viewers to download the Discord app, a text chat app designed for communication between gamers. Once the app is opened, the user is immediately granted access to the “CarolinaNationalists” group chat, which included 29 members as of Tuesday evening.
A Daily Tar Heel reporter joined the Discord in order to learn about the nature of the group chat and the subjects being discussed in it. The quotes are taken from conversations between members.