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Investigation Launched at Stanford U. After Noose is Found on Campus

Investigation Launched at Stanford U. After Noose is Found on Campus

“We are sharing this message with the full university community so that everyone is informed and we can move forward as one committed to ending anti-Black racism.”

It looks like the first campus noose story of 2022 is here. We typically see a handful of these stories each year which turn out to be outright hoaxes or the misinterpretation of other objects.

The SF Gate reports:

Noose found hanging on Stanford campus for third time in three years

A noose was spotted hanging outside a residence hall in Stanford on Sunday — potentially the third time in which the hateful symbol was spotted on the prestigious Bay Area university’s campus.

University heads confirmed that the noose was spotted Sunday evening outside Branner Hall, an undergraduate dormitory for juniors and seniors on campus.

“We would like to express our gratitude to those who reported the noose and contacted DPS, and are working this evening to support directly impacted students, faculty and staff,” Stanford vice provosts Susie Brubaker-Cole and Patrick Dunkley wrote in a statement, the student-run Stanford Daily reported. “We are sharing this message with the full university community so that everyone is informed and we can move forward as one committed to ending anti-Black racism.”

The Stanford Daily reported that Brubaker-Cole and Dunkley added that the university has set up “an outreach plan to provide assistance to all who are in need, bearing in mind that this is not the first time this has occurred at Stanford in recent years.”

This is the third confirmed incident in as many years in which a noose or noose-like cord was found hanging on campus. The first was in 2019, when a noose was spotted in a bush in front of Columbae House by a student living in the neighboring Storey House, according to a report by the Stanford Department of Public Safety. At the time, Storey House’s residents were majority Black high schoolers staying on campus for a summer program. (The university received backlash for its failure to publicly respond to this incident within a timely manner.)


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The Gentle Grizzly | May 10, 2022 at 12:20 pm

Hoax. Again.

healthguyfsu | May 10, 2022 at 12:33 pm

Make sure you check the reporting parties and their social networks first.

Also, were any garage doors harmed in this incident?

The first thing they should do is see if anybody lost a shoe lace.

henrybowman | May 10, 2022 at 3:05 pm

Nooses: the all-purpose agitators’ toy.
300 seconds of effort; a week basking in news-cycle glory.

The first question to ask is: Who stands to benefit from this?

In most cases, it is the leftist race-baiters who are looking for a “racist incident” that will allow them to protest and make demands.

Confidence level that this a hoax: 99%.

henrybowman | May 10, 2022 at 8:09 pm

“We are sharing this message with the full university community so that everyone is informed and we can move forward as one committed to ending we narcissists can get tons of free media attention to allow us to whine nationally about how our lack of personal achievement is due solely to Whitey holding us down with all his anti-Black racism.”

Let’s suppose it’s not a hoax. Let’s suppose it’s an actual noose, intended as such. So f—ing what?

First of all, there is nothing racist or anti-black about a noose. A noose stands for hanging, which for centuries was the standard method of execution, and is therefore still the proverbial method. And execution is not racist. Historically criminals were hanged, without any regard whatsoever to race.

Second, even if by some magic or telepathy we can know that the intended reference was not to legitimate hanging but to lynching, again, there is nothing racist about lynching either. Lynching is simply people taking the law into their own hands and executing alleged criminals without having a fair and legitimate trial first. The vast majority of people lynched over the course of history, even in this country let alone others, were white. And a good many of them were in fact guilty of whatever crime they were accused of.

Third, let’s even assume that it was intended as a message of hatred to black people. OK, that would be bad. But why are the police involved? There’s no crime, so how is it any of their business?

For the record, the total numbers of blacks lynched in the 100 year period after the civil war amounts to the number of blacks killed in any 10 year period in Baltimore over the last 50 years. Oh, and guess which racial group is responsible for 90% of the latter. You’d think that would be of greater immediate concern, , you’d think.

    Setting aside the fact that lynching was incredibly common in America (and yes, more white men were lynched by mobs than black men, mostly for cattle rustling, but also for crimes ranging from theft to cheating at poker), lynchings tended to be mob-ruled (the exact opposite “justice” written into our Constitution).

    Anyway, we all know that the left has no interest in facts, truth, history, or our Constitution, so this is a moot argument right out of the gate. You RAAAACISTTTTT! / 😛

      henrybowman in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 11, 2022 at 3:39 pm

      This argument made more sense when “justice” was defined as “what the people wanted” instead of just “what Democrats want,” which it is now.

      “For all Power given with trust for the attaining an end, being limited by that end, whenever that end is manifestly neglected, or opposed, the trust must necessarily be forfeited, and the Power devolve into the hands of those that gave it, who may place it anew where they shall think best for their safety and security.” — JOHN LOCKE

Ooo! Ooo! Mister Kot-tier!

What is it, Horshack?

I bet I know how this story ends, Mister Kot-tier!

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to JohnC. | May 11, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I thought it was Boom Boom Washington thst said “Kot-tier”. Still, I like your remark.

Quick, somebody check Jussie Smollet’s travel records!

Third incident in 3 years? Why are they all hush-hush about the results of the other 2? Are they really going to punish the black kid who did it when they find him? Or pretend it never happened….

There was a similar hoax at my old school. Black guy who hate-crimed his own car was a hero for bringing attention to the horrible problem and they got about a month off their semester over it all. Real sad