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Fake Hate Crime: Racist Letter to Black Student Revealed as Hoax

(Breitbart) A “racist letter” left on a black student’s car at Minnesota’s St. Olaf College has now been revealed as a hoax. The letter was decried as a “hate crime” and sparked several days of mass protests organized by students to protest “racism on campus.”

Fake Hate Crime: Racist Letter to Black Student Revealed as Hoax 1

The note read, ““I am so glad that you are leaving soon. One less [n-word] 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.” It was reported as having appeared on student Samantha Wells’ windshield at the end of April.

But now college officials have deemed the note to be a hoax, the Star Tribune reported.

Wells, an African-American, confessed to putting the note on her own car, St. Olaf President David R. Anderson told students. Anderson said the threatening note was “fabricated,” and may have been a “strategy to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.”

“This was not a genuine threat,” Anderson wrote in his statement. “We’re confident that there is no ongoing threat from this incident to individuals or the community as a whole.”

The letter sparked large protests on April 29 when it was made public.

Student leaders organized gatherings and even demanded that the college cancel classes to address the “problem” of “racism on campus.” In April, Fox 9 reported that many students were outraged over the threatening letter…

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