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“Failure to Understand” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:30am 9/14/2013 at 8:30am

What we have here is a failure to understand.

They don’t understand what they’re doing wrong:

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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 9/13/2013 at 4:42pm

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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Research 101 (Part 4): Advanced Search Syntax

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 10:20am 9/8/2013 at 10:20am

In this installment of the Research 101 Series, I cover advanced search syntax.

Sometimes in your research using standard search engines like Google and Bing, you’ll find that just typing in a bunch of keywords doesn’t quite deliver the results you’re looking for.  Search engines index an immense amount of information, and...

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“Conservatives on Campus shall overcome” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:35am 9/7/2013 at 9:35am

The internet fights back to overcome liberal funding bias on campus:

Rioting is a human right — “Berkeley officials are already working to...

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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 9/5/2013 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 9/2/2013 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 9/1/2013 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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“Just like he saved Detroit” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 8:30am 8/31/2013 at 8:30am

Obama wants to fix the Higher Education Bubble.

You’re not done saving Detroit, please leave us alone:

I’ve got it: If...

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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 8/28/2013 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 8/26/2013 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 8/26/2013 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 8/25/2013 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 8/24/2013 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 8/24/2013 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 8/24/2013 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 8/22/2013 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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College Insurrection’s First Birthday

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:15am 8/22/2013 at 10:15am

College Insurrection is One Year Old

Check it out, along with Our 10 Favorite “Freshman Year” Posts at College Insurrection.