Hate Hoax: BYU Concludes Investigation Into Racial Slurs Allegedly Shouted At Duke Volleyball Player, Finds Nothing
“From our extensive review, we have not found any evidence to corroborate the allegation that fans engaged in racial heckling or uttered racial slurs at the event.”
BYU offered a tortured, struggle session “report” on their investigation into the alleged racial slurs allegedly yelled at Duke women’s volleyball player Rachel Richardson. As we’ve previously noted, there was no evidence that this ever happened, but BYU continued to investigate and reported their findings (it didn’t happen).
BREAKING: BYU Athletics says they completed an extensive investigation, reviewed all available video and audio recordings from all camera angles and found no evidence that somebody yelled a racial slur at Duke Volleyball player Rachel Richardson.https://t.co/lcfODrFr98
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 9, 2022
As part of our commitment to take any claims of racism seriously, BYU has completed its investigation into the allegation that racial heckling and slurs took place at the Duke vs. BYU women’s volleyball match on August 26. We reviewed all available video and audio recordings, including security footage and raw footage from all camera angles taken by BYUtv of the match, with broadcasting audio removed (to ensure that the noise from the stands could be heard more clearly). We also reached out to more than 50 individuals who attended the event: Duke athletic department personnel and student-athletes, BYU athletic department personnel and student-athletes, event security and management and fans who were in the arena that evening, including many of the fans in the on-court student section.
From our extensive review, we have not found any evidence to corroborate the allegation that fans engaged in racial heckling or uttered racial slurs at the event. As we stated earlier, we would not tolerate any conduct that would make a student-athlete feel unsafe. That is the reason for our immediate response and our thorough investigation.
— Spencer Kelly (@spencerk7atty) September 9, 2022
I wouldn’t hold my breath on U. South Carolina retracting its virtue-signalling cancellation of scheduled BYU games, either.
On the bright side, BYU lifted the ban on the mentally challenged fan they originally tried to (falsely) blame for the incident (that apparently never happened). Of course, they knew at the time that he was not responsible and evidently hoped that unfairly and unethically banning him would make their problems go away. At least they reversed the ban.
As a result of our investigation, we have lifted the ban on the fan who was identified as having uttered racial slurs during the match. We have not found any evidence that that individual engaged in such an activity. BYU sincerely apologizes to that fan for any hardship the ban has caused.
They could have, and should have, stopped there, but they carry on for a few paragraphs of cringe-worthy racist/anti-racist struggle session nonsense. Here’s just a bit of it:
Our fight is against racism, not against any individual or any institution. Each person impacted has strong feelings and experiences, which we honor, and we encourage others to show similar civility and respect. We remain committed to rooting out racism wherever it is found. We hope we can all join together in that important fight.
There will be some who assume we are being selective in our review. To the contrary, we have tried to be as thorough as possible in our investigation, and we renew our invitation for anyone with evidence contrary to our findings to come forward and share it.
I’ll be so happy when this crazy “we hate racism and will root it out wherever we find it, even if we don’t actually find it. And stuff” nonsense comes to an end. It’s ludicrous and debasing (the latter being the point, of course).
Everyone except actual racists dislikes racism and rejects its adherents. Being forced or pressured to constantly state that is submission to a wrong-headed ideology that literally states that every white person is racist, subconsciously or otherwise, and if you don’t think you’re racist, that’s evidence you are. So it’s ridiculous to keep bleating about how much you are opposed to racism when saying it just proves you’re racist. Enough with this lunacy.DONATE
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