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The Big Hoax at St Olaf

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Hat tip The College Fix

It’s become an all too familiar pattern especially on college campuses. Someone reports being the victim of a hate crime- either a physical or verbal assault of the recipient of a racist message. An investigation is launched costing man hours, resources, and money. If it’s a college campus, the social fabric of the institution is turned upside down with protests and demands. Then it is all determined to be a hoax designed to gain sympathy for a cause. Such was the case at St Olaf College in Minnesota, where a black female student reported a racist note being left on her car. As it turns out, she was the culprit.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32560/

Another unfortunate aspect of this is that it casts doubt on true reports of racism or bias.Who knows what to believe anymore? This past week, I wrote sympathetically when Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones reported that fans in Boston’s Fenway Park called him the n-word and threw a bag of peanuts at him. Yet, some like ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling disbelieved Jones. I still do believe him.

These people who would commit these hoaxes need to learn that they are doing a disservice to all.



Source: http://garyfouse.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-big-hoax-at-st-olaf.html
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