August 22, 2013

“The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013” [Darleen Click]

William Jacobson has details.

A massive racism hoax took place at Oberlin College in February 2013 in which two students made seemingly racist, anti-Semitic and other such posters, graffiti and emails for the purpose of getting a reaction on campus, not because they believed the hostile messages. At least one of the two was an Obama supporter with strong progressive, anti-racist politics.

School officials and local police knew the identity of the culprits, who were responsible for most if not all of such incidents on campus, yet remained silent as the campus reacted as if the incidents were real. National media attention focused on campus racism at Oberlin for weeks without knowing it was a hoax.

The hoax was confirmed when Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller recently obtained police records. Now it’s out in the open. Here is the history of how the hoax developed, played out in the media, and was covered up by the Oberlin administration.

From the Daily Caller link:

One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of President Obama, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Dylan Bleier, one of the two students, hosted a voter registration drive in a Walmart parking lot sponsored by Organizing for Action, the community organizing project that advances the agenda of President Obama.

The Oberlin Police Department identified Bleier and his partner in the spree, Matt Alden, as two of the principal architects of a month-long spate of racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages at the small, private campus.

The college’s administration knew early on this was a hoax and chose to remain silent. They deliberately fed into the Leftist narrative that America is more racist than ever.

Will there be any consequences for Oberlin’s despicable behavior?

Probably not, as “fake but accurate” is a guiding Leftist principle.

Posted by Darleen @ 7:51am

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Comments (27)

  1. Of course America is becoming more racist. Racism was pretty much gone until all the race hustlers realized the racism gravy train was about to dry up.

  2. – Oberlin colleges punishment for a deliberate fraud and coverup? Well at the end of the day OC will still be a fifth rate undergrad feminists/Lefturd propaganda mill, so why anyone would be surprised by any of this is, well, surprising.

  3. And of course the hoaxers were ardent lefists. Agit-prop is a favored tactic of the committed left.

  4. Be interesting to know what “removed” meant. Expelled? Supsended? I mean, what does a place like Oberlin do with sincere yet misguided –and just a tad overzealous– conciousness raisers?

  5. This is completely understandable as Oberlin College is also a hoax

  6. I’m thinking something like the “Michelle Malkin Center For Critical Thinking” might go a long way toward rehabilitating the place…

  7. What a lame hoax. Now this was an epic hoax.

  8. I beg to differ, Leigh, this hoax is pretty epic, too. Link.

  9. I’ve been trumped. Well done, Blake!

  10. Meanwhile, Presbo decides to meddle with Princeton’s claim on the college rating system.

  11. Amateurs. This guy puts ’em all to shame.

  12. So these Oberlin hate-hoaxers, they’re the sort of people Rep. James Clyburn had in mind to make his news about, saying they’re spewing propaganda similar to the Nazis, right?

  13. leigh says August 22, 2013 at 8:33 am

    What a lame hoax. Now this was an epic hoax.

    An author I like was the brains behind that hoax.

    Here is a nice copycat effort though.

  14. What they did is a Hate Crime no? Regardless of their intent their posters were interpreted by the readers as legitimate hate speech. At least according to what the Left is always telling us: it’s the interpretation of the listener/reader, not the intent of the speaker/writer that matters..

  15. Good catch, Libby. It’s funny how quickly the Left makes allowances for “good intentions” when it suits them.

  16. Squid says August 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Amateurs. This guy puts ‘em all to shame.

    That he has sympathizers should be no surprise.

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  18. Except that Barack Obama’s father is that other guy, so he’s not really his brother at all.

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  21. Except that Barack Obama’s father is that other guy, so he’s not really his brother at all.

    like the guy in a hut

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