Do any of the people who perpetrate these hoaxes realize they diminish real acts of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Racist note at Kansas State University turns out to be a hoax

A flier at a Kansas State University apartment complex bearing the very racist statement “Beware [N-words] Live Here!!! Knock at Your Own Risk” has turned out to be a hoax.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Kansas State Police Department wrote “Upon questioning, the person who reported the incident admitted to creating and posting the note to their own door. The matter will be addressed in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.”

This makes two such incidents in as many years the school. Last fall, a student scribbled N-word graffiti all over his own car and later claimed (admitted) it was just “a Halloween prank that got out of hand.”