Yet another hate crime hoax
Americans are just too damn tolerant to suit the victim mentality rampant among blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals, and anyone else who delights in the exalted status contemporary America afford victims. There is just not enough bigotry ton go around, so it has to be created out of whole cloth. Nowhere more so than in higher education, where a substantial industry of diversity coordinators and the like exists, and must be sustained. And left wing students thrive on outrage, which can be difficult to gin up if there are no racists readily at hand.
Thus we get completely fabricated events like the Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax generating hair-pulling, cloth-rending, demonstration-generating, class-cancelling orgies of righteousness.
Well, here they go again! William Jacobson reports at Legal Insurrection:
Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University near Detroit.
Here’s a photo of the student’s dorm door:
… as reported by MLive:
Students who live in the residence hall said they were surprised by the incident, saying signs of racial tension haven’t been present in the past.
One resident, Andrew Seawood, a freshman from Stevensville, said the slurs were upsetting because the residents of Copeland typically get along with one another.
“It was a little surprising when they did say something was written,” he said. “Everybody gets along with everybody.”
Others were angry.
Mattie Johnson, a sophomore from Southfield, said she was “appalled” that such intolerance exists in 2014.
There’s a reason it was so surprising: it was a fake.
Campus Police released the following statement yesterday:
Posted on March 21, 2014
Statement from Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman:
The Grand Valley State University Police Department has concluded a thorough investigation of the Racial Bias incident reported on February 17, 2014. The person believed to be responsible for the drawing and language written on the dry erase board is a Grand Valley student and the owner of the message board.
The incident has had a disruptive impact on the community and as a result, the student has been referred to the Dean of Students for a student code violation. University policy does not permit the release of his/her name.
The only way to stop these hoaxes is to enact laws with severe penalties for hate crime hoaxing, including prison sentences. After all, these hoaxes generate racial tensions that harm society and intimidate people. They are extremely serious, and society has a compelling interest in suppressing them, rather than encouraging them. A disciplinary slap on the wrist is not sufficient.