Posted on | March 22, 2014 | 27 Comments
A student at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University — apparently a black female — decided to “celebrate” Black History Month by writing racial slurs on her own dorm-room door. This led to the predictable recriminations, with an “emergency meeting” on campus “hosted . . . by the university’s chapter of the NAACP.”
These hate hoaxes have become a routine fixture of American collegiate life and, as soon as such an “incident” is reported, experienced campus observers know it’s just a matter of days or weeks until the self-inflicted fakery is exposed. Regular readers will recall, for example, how feminist Meg Lanker set off an uproar at the University of Wyoming by threatening to “hate-f**k” herself.
Now, Grand Valley State University is engaged in an official cover-up to conceal the identity of their campus hate-hoaxer:
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.
Ri-iiight. If the racial “incident” had been authentic, the perpetrator probably would have been facing a federal hate-crimes charge, but faking a hate crime? That’s merely “disruptive,” a “student code violation” to be handled by the Dean of Students, and we can’t be told who the hoaxer was because of “university policy.”
What a dishonest farce.