Another case of racist graffiti on campus turns out to be a hoax:
Albion College and the Albion Department of Public Safety say a student is responsible for racist graffiti found in a dorm last weekend.
Albion police brought the 21-year-old Black male in for questioning on April 6, according to Chief Scott Kipp. The student admitted to creating most of the graffiti, and video evidence from Albion’s Campus Safety Department confirms the statements made by the student, Kipp said.
I’m sure this was a good intentioned, but misguided effort to “start a conversation” since no one in the country is talking about racism or white supremacy right now.[/sarcasm]
Whenever I see a story about a display of blatant racism anywhere really, but on college campuses in particular, my first instinct is to dismiss it as a hoax…and calculations, about 99 times out of 100, my instinct is correct. In fact, I can’t recall an incident like this in the past 10 or 15 years that actually turned out to be legitimate racism. Can anyone else?
Hat tip to The Last Refuge.