Coastal Carolina University Department of Public Safety is asking for help in identifying a man seen posting “unapproved materials” at the school, according to a Facebook post.
CCU police released a surveillance photo and a picture of a car. The announcement on Facebook came several weeks after a flier with the words “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” in capital letters was found on the door of the Wall Building at CCU.
A post from a Facebook page called Social Justice Research Initiative showed the poster taped to a door.
The Sun News has reached out to CCU officials to learn whether the recent public safety post is in connection with the investigation behind the fliers. Doug Bell, with CCU’s communication office, said by email: “There have been two separate but similar instances of postings of unapproved materials on the Coastal Carolina University campus recently. The CCU Office of Public Safety believes that the incidents are related and is seeking information from the public and the campus community through the Facebook posts that were issued today.”
Martha Hunn, university spokeswoman, previously told The Sun News that papers bearing the message were seen in other places on campus, and appeared to be part of a national social media campaign.
Hunn explained that CCU’s policy states fliers can only be posted with permission and must be placed on bulletin boards. School officials took the fliers down when they were found.
The Washington Post reported similar fliers have been posted at other schools around the nation, and the postings originated from a series of messages in an online chat room called “4chan.”
The posters gaining media attention is the idea behind the movement, according to The Post.