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Fake Hate Crime: Black Man Wrote Racist Messages At Air Force Academy

Racist messages found written on whiteboards at the Air Force Academy Prep School in Colorado Springs have been discovered to have been written by a black student who “committed the act in a bizarre bid to get out of trouble he faced at the school for other misconduct,”. The incident caused national outrage as well as condemnation from the school`s superintendent who gathered everyone together to give a speech in which he told everyone to record it to “have moral courage together”. The speech (linked here) has been watched over 1 million times online so far. This is yet another in a long list of fake hate crimes in the past year or two. Many more are listed here and as we stated here “Not only do such actions “create fear and distress” in those supposedly targeted, but it also creates a backlash and assumed guilt against whites on campus who are already targeted as a group regularly for collective racism. Looking at how many of these hate crimes turn out to be fake, it is quite evident that race relations aren`t as bad as they are made out to be. Such incidents like this do nothing but erode them however as both whites and blacks become the victims.”