Few things in the world are more infuriating than identity politics. It all but makes up the entirety of the Democratic party’s playbook these days, but that doesn’t make it any less worse.
An extension of those identity politics is the frequent crying over various “-isms” in today’s world. For crying out loud, even iPhones are being slammed as “sexist” by today’s leftists.
But the most frequent “-ism” that the left likes to parrot these days is “racism.”
Now, nobody should argue that racism doesn’t exist today. That’s patently false considering the prominence of despicable human beings like David Duke.
Leftists, however, have opted to twist a real life problem for personal, political and cultural gain.
Case in point: Kansas State University found itself embroiled in controversy when a student claimed to go home to find a racist note on their door.
“Beware N****** Live Here!!! Knock At Your Own Risk,” the noted allegedly read, according to the Wichita Eagle.
Obviously, a note like that is inexcusable and should be offensive to any sensible human being. But that offensiveness should come with a fairly large caveat of whether or not that note is authentic.
Turns out, it was a hoax. The Kansas State Police Department Facebook page revealed that the individual who had reported the note had written it themselves.
“Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door,” the Facebook post read.
That is so wrong on so many levels.
It’s nothing new for the far left to make blatantly erroneous claims regarding racism, but the optimist in me would like to chalk that up to ignorance rather than maliciousness.
Faking a racist hoax is a deliberate move, through and through.
The unnamed student’s racist hoax does so much damage on so many different levels.
First, it completely undermines actual victims of racism. It cheapens the real life hate that some people actually have to face.
Second, it helps proliferate literal “fake news” and pushes a completely false narrative about hate crimes. In today’s social media age, it won’t take long for people to spread this nonsense and have it treated like gospel.
Third, it’s a completely unfair characterization of anyone who isn’t black. It’s identity politics at its most disingenuous and damaging.
Much to the chagrin of people who are sick and tired of the far left’s identity politics, this will likely not be the last time a hoax like this arises. One can only hope that justice continues to be served .
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