A while back, someone spray-painted a swastika on a trash cart at the University of Maryland. As with so many other similar situations lately, students got extremely upset and the school did its best to respond.
Although officials didn’t indicate what the suspect’s motive was, it could be an anti-semitic hate crime or a faked hate crime.
You wouldn’t know it by reading news from the University of Maryland or its student newspaper, but the suspect charged in connection with a spray-painted swastika on campus is … African-American.
So maybe that’s why currently only one news outlet notes swastika suspect Alford is black:
Court records show the man accused of spray-painting a swastika inside a residence hall at the University of Maryland in September is African American.
Students were surprised to learn someone who is a member of a race which has been historically oppressed is accused of the hate-related incident.
“I guess it proves that you don’t have to be a certain race to hate people, but I mean, it’s just you would think that someone, especially from a race that has been subjected to hate before, you would think why would you want to reciprocate that to somebody else,” said student Abby Gorun.
This has been quite the phenomenon since the election of Donald Trump.
There’s been an intense desire among some on the Left to prove that racists are coming out of the woodwork — but without any evidence, they need to manufacture the hate themselves.
Yes, fakes happen on the right, too. We fall for it as well.
Here’s the thing to remember here. Every fake hate crime makes it much more difficult to believe the next. The next guy who claims he got stabbed by Antifa while not at a protest, and the next woman who claims a hijab was snatched off her head? I’m not going to buy it without proof.