“In 1997, at Duke University, a black doll was found hanging by a noose from a tree at the precise spot where the Black Student Alliance was to be holding a rally against racism. Two black students later admitted they were the culprits and were immediately praised for bringing attention to the problem of racism on campus. Indeed, four years later the president of Duke gave a baccalaureate address nostalgically describing the hoax as a ‘protest’ against racism. Next stop: the Nobel Peace Prize.
“In 2003, vile racial epithets were scrawled on the dorm room doors at Ole Miss, producing mass protests and a ‘Say No to Racism’ march. And then it turned out the graffiti had been written by black students, against whom no charges were brought. A ‘Say Yes to Racism’ rally at Ole Miss was later canceled due to lack of interest.
“In 2005, obscenity-laced racist and anti-Semitic messages appeared on dormitory walls at the College of Wooster in Ohio. The fliers were instantly blamed on ‘typical white males,’ even though all the letter I’s in the epithets were dotted with little hearts. Breadcrumbs left by the culprits included the message ‘Vote Goldwater’ among the obscenities. The matter was dropped and flushed down the memory hole when the perpetrators turned out to be a group of leftist students led by a black studies major.
“The one real example of racism on a college campus in recent memory was perpetrated against white men of the Duke lacrosse team…”