Berkeley High School students were offered an opportunity to cut classes when a thought criminal wrote something racist:
At least 2,000 of Berkeley High School students walked out of class Thursday in protest of a racist message left on a computer screen a day earlier, district officials said.
The message referred to the Ku Klux Klan, using derogatory language related to African Americans and threatening a “public lynching” on Dec. 9.
The message was discovered Wednesday afternoon. Principal Sam Pasarow said in an email to the school community late Wednesday that the school is giving the investigation the “utmost attention,” and it has filed a report with Berkeley Police Department. …
District spokesman Marc Coplan told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://sfg.ly/1WzK6vS) that an estimated 2,000 of the school’s 3,000 students had left school grounds to participate in a march, which moved to the University of California, Berkeley campus late Thursday morning.
“We really understand the students’ pain, their anguish and their fear and are doing everything we can to work with Berkeley police and other agencies to figure out what happened,” Coplan told the newspaper. “Our students are hurting tremendously. They’re weeping. They’re crying.”
The massive investigation soon found the evildoer, who was surely due for draconian punishment. But then nothing happened. The media won’t tell us who the culprit is. No punishment appears to be forthcoming. The frenetically angry school protestors have gone silent. As an LA Slimes article blubbered over the hurtfulness of racism, a reader zeroed in on the most likely explanation:
This reeks of a hoax perpetrated by a black kid. Why else would they not be sure if there will be charges or not? Why else would they already be sure that the kid had no intention of carrying anything out? There is no other reasonable conclusion.
We’ve seen this show many times before. Yet the hate hoax tactic still works.
School officials will host assemblies Dec. 9 to talk about diversity and race, and black students and staff will be given their own space to talk about their concerns and how the threats are affecting them, Coplan said.
The day will be used to “empower our students of color and send out the message that we are united against any form of racism and hate,” he said.
If there are any high school students in Berkeley who aren’t moonbats, I hope they have strong stomachs.
On a tip from Artfldgr. Hat tip: NewsBusters.