SAN MARCOS, Texas (FOX 26) - A Texas State University student tells FOX 26 News that he has no regrets over the controversy related to an editorial article he wrote for the campus newspaper.
Texas State University in San Marcos has a 49 percent white student body, according to College Factual. That statistic is considered above average for campus diversity.
Student Rudy Martinez had quite the diversity message for that half of his classmates.
"Your DNA is an abomination" is the title of his editorial in which he describes his views on white privilege in Texas.
Martinez, who was raised in Miami, Fla., says, "When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered - whether they've been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera - there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider 'decent.' He then continues with harsh words on police, President Donald Trump and summarizes his work by saying:
Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all…until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn't exist.You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.
The backlash against his editorial has been heavy and swift.
University president Denise Truth is calling the piece deeply troubling, racist and contrary to the values of Texas State.
The student newspaper's editor apologized and said the piece was meant to be about racial identities, explaining that the message could have been clearer.
The student body president wants the entire publication eliminated and has started a petition to get it defunded.
Alumni and parents are chiming in, some of them asking why they should allow their children to attend a university that gives a platform to what, again, they feel is racism. Others are calling for Martinez to be expelled.
A former student body president, who now works in Washington, D.C., posted the article on his Facebook page and commented, "This is blatant racism against white people for nothing other than the color of their skin. Rudy literally states he hates white people because we shouldn't exist."
Martinez is doing anything but hiding.
On his personal Facebook account, Martinez posted the following:
This just in! Texas State President Denise Truth, best known for falling asleep during a talk given by Angela Davis, has called me a racist.
While some people are arguing that Martinez's editorial represents freedom of speech, an overwhelming majority of opponents are outraged.
Although Martinez was not available for an interview, he provided the following brief statement to FOX 26:
There's not one ounce of regret in my being. For those who think I'm calling for white genocide, I say, re-reading, is reading.