By now most could guess from the beginning how this story turns out:
Racial slurs written on a black Grand Valley State University student’s dorm room door show racial intolerance persists at the Allendale [Michigan] school, classmates said. …
The slurs – one of which includes a drawing of a person being hanged – were discovered Sunday night or Monday morning, and the university has launched an investigation to determine who’s responsible. They were written on a whiteboard hanging on the door of a room at Copeland Living Center. …
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. …
In addition to the drawing of a person being hanged, the slurs also included hateful remarks written about Black History Month.
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.
Far less surprising is that the university’s chapter of the NCAAP seized on the event to host an emergency meeting with “strong turnout” to discuss what is to be done about the crisis of anti-black racism.
Now for something less surprising still:
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 “victim” wrote the messages herself. Say it ain’t so.
The authorities aren’t learning much from all these hoaxes:
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.
This avid interest in “raising awareness” of a nonexistent problem for political reasons must be a major factor in inspiring the endless hoaxes.
As is often the case, the oppressed victim of imaginary racism’s name was not released, lest she be embarrassed that she couldn’t pull off the fraud. But let’s add her to this partial list of hate hoaxes anyway:
• Grand Valley State University student
• Richard Kennedy
• Anonymous Hercules Middle-High School student
• Joe Williams
• Andrea Brazier
• Genesis Hernandez
• Danya Morales
• Toni Christina Jenkins
• Dylan Bleier and Matt Alden
• Meg Lanker-Simons
• Olander Cuthrell
• Charlie Rogers
• Sharmeka Moffitt
• Joseph Baken
• Alexandra Pennell
• Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin
• Quinn Matney
• Aubriana Banks
• Sarah Marshak
• Floyd Elliot
• Tawana Brawley
• Crystal Gail Mangum
• Kerri Dunn
• Leah Miller
• Ahmad Saad Nasim
If it weren’t so hard to find evidence to support the liberal worldview — consisting of favored groups relentlessly oppressed by disfavored groups — it wouldn’t be necessary to invent it.
On tips from Henry, Infidel Joe, and IslandLifer. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.