Michigan: Yet another campus ‘racism’ attack turns out to be a hoax

Michigan: Yet another campus ‘racism’ attack turns out to be a hoax

[Ed. – Gee, this is starting to look like a pattern.]

Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Much like the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax, the incident caused much turmoil on campus, as reported by MLive:

Students who live in the residence hall said they were surprised by the incident, saying signs of racial tension haven’t been present in the past.

One resident, Andrew Seawood, a freshman from Stevensville, said the slurs were upsetting because the residents of Copeland typically get along with one another.

“It was a little surprising when they did say something was written,” he said. “Everybody gets along with everybody.”

Others were angry.

Mattie Johnson, a sophomore from Southfield, said she was “appalled” that such intolerance exists in 2014. …

An author at Huffington Post wrote that Hate Threats Written On College Dorm Room Whiteboard Prove Racism Persists.

It turns out it was a hoax, inflicted by the student who lived in the room and owned the whiteboard.

Campus Police released the following statement yesterday:

Posted on March 21, 2014

Statement from Grand Valley Police Department Chief Renee Freeman:

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.

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