Another 'Hate Crime' Hoax on Campus

It’s getting so that no self-respecting racial agitator can get away with anything these days.

Leastwise at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where a whiteboard on a dorm-room door featured some rather crude racist comments that so upset everyone they were probably about to announce that sensitivity training would be undertaken by the entire student body.

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They needn’t have worried. The offensive language on the whiteboard was placed there by the resident of the dorm room. But until they discovered the hoax, there was much hand-wringing, assurances that racism didn’t exist at the school, and promises to do better.

MLive reported the original story:

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.

“We’re a multi-racial community, and we shouldn’t treat each other like that,” Johnson said. “We’re all Lakers, we should all get along.” …

In addition to the drawing of a person being hanged, the slurs also included hateful remarks written about Black History Month.

Is it really “hateful” to write “F**k Black History Month”? It’s crude. It’s anatomically impossible. But given that the “F” word has lost all shock value whatsoever due to overuse, I question whether “hateful” was the proper descriptive.

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Donzelle Collins, a sophomore from Detroit, said the incident suggests the university still has ground to cover in building an inclusive campus.

He and others said black and minority students still make up a relatively small portion of the university’s overall student body. In fall 2012, 5 percent of GVSU students were black, according to federal data.

“It wasn’t a surprise, considering the area we’re in,” Collins said.

An emergency meeting was hosted Monday by the university’s chapter of the NAACP to discuss the incident. On Wednesday, students on campus said there was a strong turnout at the meeting.

Note the racialists rushing to take advantage of the publicity. An “emergency” meeting? Where’s the fire? One stupid sign on one dorm-room door and the college twists itself into a pretzel trying to prove how “inclusive” they are. Truly pathetic.

This is especially true since the police issued a brief statement saying that the whole thing was a hoax:

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.

Additionally, the Grand Valley Police Department recognizes that there are bias incidents that take place in our community, so the department, in partnership with many other departments and individuals, remains involved and interested in raising awareness through educational opportunities to help prevent discrimination in any form.

We would like to remind our faculty, staff and students, there is a mechanism in place to report bias incidents. All reports submitted are reviewed, assigned and investigated by the appropriate departments.

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Since we can surmise that if it were a white student who lived in the dorm room and owned the whiteboard they would have been kicked out of school faster than you can say “diversity,” logic dictates that the reason they thought it was a racist incident was because the dorm-room resident who owned the whiteboard was black — now discovered to be a fraudster who apparently wanted attention or was bored and wanted to stir the racial pot a little.

Not all racist incidents on campus are bogus. But a disturbing number are — perpetrated by both students and faculty. In this case, as in all the other hoax “hate crimes,” it hardly matters to the racialists. The reality is less important than the larger truth that is revealed.

Never let a racial crisis go to waste.

Hat Tip: Bill Jacobson

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