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Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD] | Main | North Carolina Sues Obama's Justice Department Over Administration's Civil Rights Challenge to Gender Differentiation Bill
May 09, 2016

University of Albany Expells Two Race-Hoaxers; Third Perp Suspended

These damn Millennials can't even manage a halfway decent race-hoax.

The University at Albany has expelled two black female students and suspended a third after they were indicted for allegedly lying about being victims of a hate crime.

Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell have been dismissed from the university and Alexis Briggs has been suspended for two years, according to an email sent to the school community Thursday by President Robert J. Jones, the Albany Times Union reported.

The women grabbed national headlines -- and a sympathetic tweet from Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton -- after claiming that a group of 12 to 20 white men hurled racial slurs and attacked them on a CDTA bus about 1 a.m. Jan. 30 while others stood by and did nothing....

Police now say there is no evidence to back up their story and that the women were the actual aggressors, according to footage captured by cameras on the bus and by witnesses. The actual victim, police said, was a 19-year-old white woman who was also a bus passenger.


In my day -- the Golden Age of Race Hoaxes against which all subsequent ages are measured -- race-hoaxes were complex and baroque with twist and turns and something for the whole family. They were well-crafted lies that engrossed the nation for months at a time.

These kids? Pikers. Amateurs. Ta-wannabe Brawleys.


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