Friday, December 15, 2017

The curious case of “hate speech” at Buena Vista University

The case in question actually deals with an incident of racist and defamatory graffiti being sprayed on the dorm room doors of several students. That’s actually different from simple “speech” since it involved criminal mischief, which can blend into the “hate speech” arena depending on the circumstances.

    Buena Vista University insisted that hate speech is “potentially punishable under the law” in a Monday letter to students.

    The Iowa school made the statement in response to the drawing and writing of a racist slur and symbol on a student’s dorm. The university identified three black students, three white students and one Hispanic students as targets of the defacement, reported Des Moines Register.

    Student Alyssa Parker and her roommate found “n****r” written on their dorm door, as well as another black student’s door. She reported finding “illegal” on a Hispanic student’s door and a message consisting of a swastika and “KKK” on the door of a white student.

Look at the description of the graffiti which was sprayed on the dorm room doors. Some black students found the N-word sprayed on their door. Their neighbor, an Hispanic student, found “illegal” written on the door. If there’s some sort of racist on the loose and causing trouble, that all makes sense I suppose. But the third door to be tagged belonged to white students and the graffiti bandit wrote, “KKK” on it along with a swastika? Really?

What sort of white supremacist goes after the white students with accusations of being… a white supremacist? Are we to assume that the attacker just really hates everyone without bias or discrimination? Or perhaps we’re to believe that two different attackers hit the same set of rooms, one a racist who hates blacks and Hispanics, followed by a defender of tolerance who decided to join in on the spray painting action and target the white students?

Something doesn’t make sense here. We don’t have enough information to draw any firm conclusions in this specific case, but we do know that there has been something of a rash of fake hate crimes on college campuses and elsewhere lately.



Anonymous said...

College students are still children and they sometimes do stupid things.

Dean said...

"followed by a defender of tolerance"

Shouldn't that read "a racist of color?" To assume someone is a KKK member based on the color of his/her skin is also prejudiced, bigoted and racist.

Anonymous said...

As with most of these stories, it will probably turn out that a "person of color" did all of this for the attention.

Anonymous said...

We should step back from the "hate crime" label, hatred is not a crime just as any other thought is not and should not be a crime. It is when hatred moves beyond thought into action that it can become a crime and to be honest hatred as the motivator for a crime is no more serious than any other motivator.

Eddy Wobegon said...

Don't be fooled. The graffiti on the black and Hispanic doors are "hate crimes". Since whites are in power, there can be no racism directed towards the white student's door therefore it is not a "hate crime", it is speaking truth to power and that graffiti will be praised by the university as starting a conversation.

Anonymous said...

Almost certainly another false flag incident.