Fake Hate Crimes Recognized?
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This is from the Yale Daily News, (via John Leo)
The proposal – which would have mandated that each residential-college council appoint two students to coordinate cultural activities and diversity awareness in the college – comes on the heels of ostensibly racist and homophobic graffiti discovered on University buildings earlier this month. But CCU members said their decision to reintroduce the proposal this year was unrelated to those incidents.Yale Daily News - With reservation, YCC backs plan for diversity reps, By Samantha Broussard-Wilson, November 29, 2007
You know what "ostensibly" means in this story? It means that even a reporter for a college paper knows by now that these things are usually done by their ostensible victims. When Kerri Dunn grafitti-ed her own car at Claremont McKenna College in 2004, she did so using racist and anti-Semitic terminology that the most of the actual students had never heard in their lives.

If there are actual racist students on campus, they have nothing to gain and a lot to lose by writing on walls. Minorities, on the other hand, have a lot to gain by attacking themselves anonymously and blaming whites.

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