John has already updated his previous post with Heather McDonald’s case that the latest “hate crime” at Harvard Law School is likely a hoax, but even if it is genuine, most such incidents on campus are hoaxes, and they won’t stop until hoaxers are dealt with seriously, instead of indulged because it fits “the narrative.”
Fortunately, there is now FakeHateCrimes.org, which will keep up a database of hate crime hoaxes complete with original news links and so forth. It is up to 213 entries at the moment, starting (in reverse chronological order) with the black student who threatened online last week to “shoot every black person on campus” at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. All in the service of “raising consciousness” I’m sure.
Worth bookmarking and keeping handy.