This Year’s First Campus Hoaxer Put ‘White Only’ And ‘Colored’ Signs In Dorm To ‘Make A Point’
College students are settling in back on campus this fall, and you know what that means: A fresh batch of leftist students perpetrating racist hoaxes on their fellow students.
This year’s first racist hoax occurred on the campus of Sweet Briar College on Thursday. A day after a school production of “In Sweet Remembrance,” a new play about segregation and race relations, a student at the tiny women’s college in Lynchburg, Va. hung signs reading “Colored” and “White Only” above some water fountains and on some doors in a residence hall.
“Sometime between 8 and 10:30 this morning, four labels, made with a label-maker, were affixed to doors and the water cooler on the fourth floor of Meta Glass,” explained Sweet Briar’s interim president, James F. “Jimmy” Jones, Jr. in an online message. “As difficult as this is to believe, two of the labels read ‘White Only,’ and two ‘Colored.'”
Jones, who apparently hasn’t been paying attention to the high number of racist hate hoaxes on college campuses in recent years, worried that the Sweet Briar community might “have among us someone who is essentially bigoted and mean-spirited who would recall the Jim Crow days of separation, mirroring the apartheid of South Africa that summoned the calm voice of reason of Nelson Mandela to decry hatred.”
Sweet Briar’s student government president denounced the signs as “dehumanizing,” The College Fix reports.
The student who hung the signs later turned herself in, claiming that — wait for it — she isn’t a racist. Instead, she said, she hung the hateful signs to “make a point” and advocate for social justice.
In a confession to Jones, which the school president posted online as part of a second message, the student attempted to explain her rationale.
“While posting these extremely hurtful labels, I had one thing in mind,” the confused student wrote. “My mission was to show others that words can still have an extreme impact, and the past still resonates with us all. While moving forward, we can never really shake the past. The past is a part of us and we are a part of the past. While they did not necessarily know this before, we are all equal and nobody deserves to be treated unfairly. I was trying to make a point, but the point ended up ‘making me’ … now everyone has ideas on what type of person that I am. I am none of these things. … I am myself, I am caring and kind. I am the last person who would ever intentionally hurt someone else, but most of all, I am sorry!”
For some bizarre reason, Sweet Briar’s administration hasn’t identified the student.
Also, Jones was oddly sympathetic. He described the racist signs as “theoretically positive.”
Jones also asked students to engage in self-reflection after some student hung four dumb signs because, she said, she thinks everyone but her fails to understand equality and fairness.
“I think it might be prudent for each one of us to remember that our own actions and words reflect first upon ourselves and then upon the College to which all of us belong: faculty, staff, alumnae, directors, friends, and most of all our students,” Jones wrote.
Racist hoaxes have been commonplace on college campuses in recent years.
In March 2013, officials at Oberlin College removed two students for allegedly circulating a wealth of virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus. (RELATED: Meet The Privileged Obama-Supporting White Kids Who Perpetrated Cruel Oberlin Race Hoax)
The Oberlin Police Department identified Dylan Bleier and Matt Alden as two of the principal architects of the month-long spate of racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages at the small, private campus.
Bleier had previously organized a voter registration drive on behalf of Barack Obama before the 2008 election. He called himself the founder and president of the Ithaca High School for Obama club and a member of the Oberlin College Democrats.
On his Twitter account, Bleier hailed Obama’s comments on the trial of George Zimmerman, tweeting: “Zimmerman is just the tip of the iceberg, a single highly visible symptom of the racist system that is ‘succeeding’ in the US.”
The simperingly progressive school canceled all classes in response to the spat of hate-related incidents, which culminated in “a report of a person wearing a hood and robe resembling a KKK outfit between South and the Edmonia Lewis Center and in the vicinity of Afrikan Heritage House [sic].”
Other recent racist hoaxes occurred at Grand Valley State University in 2014, at Vassar College in 2013 and at Central Connecticut State University in 2012.