A new report from the Daily Caller finds that reports of bias incidents at Vassar College involving hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes orchestrated by none other then a member of the campus’ Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT).
This fall semester at the liberal arts college in New York saw a curiously high number of bias incident reports. On Nov. 14, the college sent a mass email to students advising them that Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) had received at least six reports in the last few months of hateful and insensitive messages being scrawled and spray painted on student residences.
The email also outlined BIRT’s purpose and role in bias incident response. The task force receives the reports of bias incidents, meets with victims, and provides support for campus efforts to foster diversity and inclusion.
The hateful messages included “Avoid Being Bi***es” and “Hey Tranny. Know Your Place.”
“If you were to say this is the exact type of thing the Bias Incident Response Team was created for, you would be correct,” Stu joked on radio this morning. “Because all of the messages came from the Bias Incident Response Team.”
The Daily Caller learned the BIRT task force had one student-member, Genesis Hernandez, a transgender who was vice president of the Vassar Student Association (VSA). As it turns out, Hernandez and another student were the one who wrote the vile messages and then filed the reports with BIRT, claiming to be the victims of unknown haters. The students have since voluntarily left the college.
While hate speech of any kind should never be tolerated. Pat and Stu couldn’t help but question how offensive the messages found at Vassar really were.
“You know, I'm not an expert linguist in hate messages scrawled on walls,” Stu admitted. “Bit has any legitimate group scrawled, ‘Hey, tranny. Know your place’?”
“I think it would be harsher, you know, it would be just a tad nastier,” Pat agreed. “And ‘Avoid Being a B-word’… Not that insensitive really.”