Internet trolls post pro-white signs in Iowa City

An example of the signs posted by followers of 4chan. — illustration by Little Village

Signs reading “It’s okay to be white,” were found around Iowa City over the weekend, KCRG reported. Iowa City was just one of several cities in the United States and Canada where such signs have been found since the end of October. The signs were apparently inspired by a post on 4chan, an anonymous online message board.

The Oct. 31 post claimed the signs would provoke a reaction that exposed “leftist & journalists” as haters of white people, and that would be a “massive victory for the right in the culture war” and “many more /ourguys/ [would be] spawned overnight.” The post also instructed people putting up the signs to hide their identities by wearing Halloween masks.


1. anons organize on here, infinity chan and elsewhere, print out uniform posters:
[url redacted]
2. put on silly halloween costume for anonymity, nobody will think twice because it’s halloween
3. posters go up on campuses (and elsewhere) across the world on halloween night
4. the next morning, the media goes completely berserk
5. normies tune in to see what’s going on, see the posters saying “it’s okay to be white” and the media & leftists frothing at the mouth
6. normies realize that leftists & journalists hate white people, so they turn on them
7. credibility of far left campuses and media gets nuked, massive victory for the right in the culture war, many more /ourguys/ spawned overnight

The 4chan plan echoes one that appeared earlier this year on the Iowa message board of the Daily Stormer, an online publication devoted to promoting white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideas. In February, the handful of Iowa Stormer readers who used its Iowa-focused message board were discussing printing posters with pro-white messages to put in public places. Just as with 4chan, the plan was to put up these posters anonymously.

A message board user, who used the handle Concerned Troll and claimed to live in Iowa City, was worried about the expense of printing posters. In a Feb. 9 message, he suggested cost-conscious neo-Nazis should print white-power messages on business cards instead. This plan was met with some enthusiasm from other members of Iowa message board, but nothing appears to have come of it. (Almost all the Daily Stormer message boards are no longer available online, but Little Village has print outs of these and other exchanges.)