Unfortunately, human history is replete with examples of mass hysteria where the only guilt assigned was guilt by accusation.
The latest instance very well could be at a certain Middle Atlantic university whose various teams have been assigned the moniker of a violent female chicken.
As reported by NBC News, and the new media outlets The Daily Caller and Fusion.net, all on Sept. 23, 2015, the University of Delaware, home of The Fightin’ Blue Hens, saw students, faculty and certain media outlets all addressing none-too-subtle “nooses” hanging from a tree on the campus Green.
Without fail, accusations of apparent white racism mixed with a heavy dose of additional accusations of university honchos not caring about minority students were hot and heavy on both social media as well as news organs.
The catalyst for the hate crime steamroller was when Fox News contributor and Townhall.com editor Katie Pavlich was invited to the campus by Students for the Second Amendment last Monday evening. Taking the stage at UD’s Mitchell Hall to express her support for gun rights laws, Pavlich quickly found her speech disrupted by approximately 80 #BlackLivesMatter protesters who gathered together in front of the hall while she spoke.
According to Fusion.net’s Charles Pulliam-Moore, after Pavlich’s speech had ended, “a group of black students noticed something hanging from a tree on the Green near Mitchel Hall: a noose haphazardly swinging from the branches. ‘When I looked closer, I saw what looked like two metal hangers in the shape of nooses hanging from the tree and a third string that had nothing attached to it,’ Harry Lewis, a Delaware student, told me. ‘I immediately posted pictures of them and called the police.’
The concerned also took it upon himself to spread the word just as quickly as humanly possible. While in the process of taking to Twitter, Lewis upped the number of “nooses” he saw on the Green. In a tweet that has since been deleted, Pulliam-Moore published a screen grab of the tweet in question prior to deletion…
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