Dylan Bleier is one of two students who were kicked out of Oberlin College "for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus." Bleier did not commit these actions to be racist, but seemingly to prove racism exists.
Bleier, along with his partner in crime, Matt Alden, shamelessly manufactured the hateful messages despite being involved in anti-racist groups, such as "Ithaca White Allies Against Structural Racism." He was also an "Organizing for Action" participant and member of the "Oberlin College Democrats," as reported yesterday by Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller.
His actions only helped to spread anger and hate. The most egregious part of this is that the university, as well as the local police, knew it was hoax.
Cornell University law professor William Jacobson "tracked the Oberlin story" on Legal Insurrection.
"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."
The fake racism made national news and Oberlin even suspended classes "to make a statement..." as reported by Laura Ly of CNN. Interestingly, the university newspaper quoted Bleier back in December as saying,
"Free speech should be protected unless it's actively inciting hate or violence against a group," said Bleier. "If so, legal action should be taken." Indeed.
Charles C. W. Cooke of the National Review wrote about the fake racism, saying that the ongoing racism at Oberlin College "culminated in the predictable revelation that the whole affair had been a nasty hoax perpetrated by an overzealous Organizing for Action volunteer."
There is almost a palpable desperation by some to keep racism alive. Why?
The hoax is reminiscent of numerous other incidents of manufactured racism in recent times, perpetrated by leftist activists.
The Tea Party, for example, was often "infiltrated" by those who sought to "prove" racism exists at Tea Party events. Completely ignoring the numerous anti-Semitic incidents at Occupy Wall Street events, these infiltrators were often cited by the mainstream media as Tea Party activists.
Last year, David Shuster (who is now with Al Jazeera America) tweeted that Patricia Carroll, a black CNN camerawoman, was attacked by eeevil conservatives at the Republican National Convention:
At the time, this author smelled a rat and predicted that the perpetrator(s) would not be found. Why? Because the nasty act was done by an infiltrator. It was a hoax. And to this day, it is not known who threw the peanuts.
Also at the RNC, "USA! USA!" chants were heard when Puerto Rican Republican party functionary Zoraida Fonalledas took the stage. Immediately, the left leaning media attributed it to Fonalledas' heritage, but "delegates were actually chanting 'USA!' to cancel out the cries of supporters of libertarian Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul."
Real racism is diminished when it is manufactured to push a political agenda. Dylan Bleier and his ilk only succeed in discrediting the cause he professes to support.
It is as if they want to keep racism alive.
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