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College “confession” forums replace open dialogue in a world of speech codes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:10pm

On the surface, college dialogue seems to be all about  ’open-mindedness’ and ‘tolerance.’

To create this impression of a tolerant environment, many universities have “speech codes” that penalize politically incorrect speech, sometimes with severe consequences.

For instance,  Florida Atlantic University insists in vague terms that “every...

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Anti-Israel flag at Oberlin just par for the campus course

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:35am
Oberlin Poster Anti-Israel w out handwriting

Yesterday we posted examples of the racist and other posters placed around the Oberlin campus last February as part of The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013.  There are many more in the Oberlin police department document production we did not post.

On no campus in the United States or elsewhere...

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Oberlin College blames the blogosphere

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:10pm

Earlier today we ran excerpts of certain additional records produced by the Oberlin Police Department with regard to The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013, including portions of Oberlin College incident reports, in response to an Open Records request from Legal Insurrection.

In the post this morning, we mentioned that Oberlin College played...

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Police release more records as to Oberlin College racism hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:53am

Updated post: Oberlin College blames the blogosphere

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The Oberlin College racism hoax of 2013 involved, among other things, a liberal pro-Obama “anti-racist” student activist who decided to “troll” the campus to get a reaction by posting racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and homophobic signs and messages.

It worked, as the campus erupted and the national...

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Which was worse: Middlebury 9/11 flag-grabbing or Oberlin racism hoax? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 13, 2013 at 4:42pm
Flags being removed at Middlebury College on 9-11-2013

The Oberlin racism hoax was pretty bad.  Two liberal students had the campus and the nation believing the campus was stalked by the KKK and neo-Nazis, and the Oberlin administration played along and never told anyone it was a “trolling” exercise to get a reaction.

But it was a different sort of...

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Townie complaint: Oberlin “akin to a gated community”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm

Since the 1970s Oberlin College, one of the most liberal colleges in the nation, has maintained a secret “No Trespass” list which barred members of the community from campus, usually without telling them they were on the list .

The secret list stood in contrast to the college’s emphasis on its mission page to a “commitment to...

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Oberlin Alum: “Please keep reporting on … the situation”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 2, 2013 at 9:05am

In response to my post last night, Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies,” an Oberlin Alum writes:

I am an Oberlin College graduate in Chemistry…. I am still very active in science program management and know many people in my field, including faculty at Oberlin.

Your detailed article on...

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Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 6:30pm

When The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013 was exposed last month by Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller, troubling questions arose as to How Could Oberlin Be So Cruel as to not have told students there weren’t really Nazi and KKK sympathizers stalking the campus.

Police records reveal that the Oberlin...

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15 liberals who can’t handle the truth about the Oberlin racism hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

[WAJ intro: Laurel Conrad is a Cornell University Senior. This is her first post at Legal Insurrection. Laurel is President of the conservative Cornell Review, and the Cornell chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women. Laurel interned...

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Again! 16 year-old confesses to sending himself racist texts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:25pm

The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013 finally has broken through to the mainstream media, albeit via a wholly inadequate AP article picked up at mainstream publication that fail to disclose that the lead perpetrator was a liberal Obama supporter, or that the Oberlin administration knew it was a hoax...

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Oberlin admin finds victim of racism hoax exposure: Itself

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 26, 2013 at 9:36am

On Saturday we posted the statement issued by the Oberlin College administration in response to conservative media having exposed the racism hoax and Oberlin’s part in playing along by not disclosing the hoax to the student body. 

The sentence most of us focused on was: “These actions were real.”  That “fake but real”...

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Oberlin hoax lesson: Smelling a rat is good, smelling like a rat is bad

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 1:45pm

I smelled a rat in the Oberlin racism narrative, and so did some other people in the conservative blogosphere, including but not limited to Michelle Malkin and Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller (who obtained the police report that confirmed our suspicions that this was a hoax).

So while Jack Marshall at ...

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White liberal privilege means knowing your racism hoax will not be widely reported

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 6:39pm

As longtime readers know, we’re not big fans of the White Privilege verbiage, or the White Privilege consultant and pontificating class:

In an otherwise good article about the Oberlin racism hoax, Conor Friedersdorf uses the term “white privilege” to...

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Oberlin issues statement: “These actions were real”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 12:07pm

I just received an email from Scott Wargo, press spokesman for Oberlin:

I would like to direct you to a statement the college has issued. You will find the statement posted online at http://news.oberlin.edu/articles/oberlin-college-statement-bias-incidents/#.UhjRJM2S6mc

The president h...

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How could Oberlin be so cruel as to play along with the racism hoax?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:35am

The spate of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and homophobic posters and graffiti that plagued the Oberlin College campus in February 2013 was definitively exposed as a hoax led by a pro-Obama liberal anti-racist student activist seeking to get a reaction from the community.

The post by Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller outlines the details of the police...

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What did the Oberlin Board of Trustees know about the racism hoax, and when did it know it?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:56am

I reported earlier this morning about The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013.

An open question is who knew what and when.  Clearly the Oberlin administration and the local police were aware of the culprits and that it was a hoax prior to the campus rallies.

But what about the Board of...

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The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 6:20am

A massive racism hoax took place at Oberlin College in February 2013 in which two students made seemingly racist, anti-Semitic and other such posters, graffiti and emails for the purpose of getting a reaction on campus, not because they believed the hostile messages.  At least one of the two was an Obama supporter with...

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