SACRAMENTO, California (Meredith) — Flyers that appeared on a California college's campus are causing controversy among students.

On Thursday, flyers that read, "It's okay to be white" started showing up on the American River community college campus in Sacramento.

Staff members told KTXL they noticed some people taping the signs up on three separate campus buildings around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The community college acted quickly and took down the posters just a few hours after they were hung.

Some students said they were outraged over the posters.

"It's so racist," student Kareem Abu Humra told KTXL.

Other students said the posters did not bother them.

"It doesn't really bother me," student Cristian Espinoza told KTXL.

It is unclear who hung the posters. If students hung them, it is unclear if they will face any repercussions.

Dean of Student Services Joshua Moon Johnson told said the college is taking the posters seriously. While the flyers are legal and fall under free speech, Moon Johnson said they are not welcome at American River College.

"Even though something might be protected under free speech, it can still have a lasting impact on students and can be really hurtful," Moon Johnson told KTXL.

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