Faked! Racist note found at Minnesota college sparked protests was a “hoax”

Jessica Chia – Daily Mail May 11, 2017

A racist note that threatened a college student and sparked campus-wide protests has been deemed a hoax.

WellsSamantha Wells (right), one of a few dozen black students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, found an anonymous, typed note on her windshield on April 29.

It read: ‘I am so glad that you are leaving soon. One less n***** that this school has to deal with. You have spoken up too much. You will change nothing. Shut up or I will shut you up.’

Hundreds packed the student union in protest before college president David R. Anderson issued a statement on Wednesday saying the person behind the note stepped forward and admitted it had been fabricated

The note Wells found on her car came after nine reported incidents of hate speech on campus this academic year.

The college senior posted an image of the note on social media, and student protests led officials to cancel classes.

Students worked with the administration to create a task force to enforce racial and cultural sensitivity training and a policy to address racial threats and hate crimes, among other issues of inclusion.

Anderson said: ‘This the first step in a process toward a long-term solution, and all of us on campus are committed to moving forward in a spirit of collaboration to address these important issues.’

On Wednesday, Anderson revealed the student behind the note admitted it had been fabricated as a ‘strategy to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.’

The college president said he was prohibited by federal law from revealing the identity of the note’s author.

Wells neither confirmed nor denied she was responsible, tweeting: ‘So, it looks like something made its way back to me in the investigation. I will be saying it was a hoax. I don’t care. There is nothing more that I can do.’

She told police she did not want to spend her last month on campus involved in an investigation, and decided not to file a criminal case, police said

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Comment – May 12, 2017

People seem to respond to accusations of “racism” the way the do to claims of “anti-Semitism”. Their response appears to be shaped by the way the corporate media has conditioned them, in other words with little in the way of critical thought or objective scrutiny.
College president David R. Anderson has been little better in his response. He won’t actually say who admitted to being behind the note.
Was Samantha Wells, the alleged target of the racist note, the real author?
College president Anderson won’t say but he has revealed that the student who admitted the note was fabricated said it was done “to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate,” following similar “hate mails” last year.
So do we know that the other notes weren’t also faked?
Answer: we don’t but it’s about time accusations of “racism” were looked at with a little more critical scrutiny. Ed.

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