SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime’

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On Tuesday, school officials announced that two students responsible for the image are black. Officials cited the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law, as their rationale for not naming the students.

Administrators criticized the racist drawing.

“Regardless of who created the drawing, we find such actions demeaning to all members of the campus community and against our core values,” Salisbury U. media relations director Richard Culver lamented, according to the Times.

Culver noted that the unnamed students may still face discipline by school officials. The exact nature of the discipline is unclear.

Before campus cops determined that two black students had drawn the image, Salisbury University president Janet Dudley-Eshbach had released a stern, serious statement.

“Diversity is a core value of SU, and reports of such acts are taken seriously,” Eshbach declared, according to the Times. “The university will not tolerate this kind of language or behavior.”

Eschbach observed that the racist image appeared following “Stop Hatin’” week, noted The Flyer, Salisbury State’s student newspaper. Eschbach said she was “heartened to see many members of the campus come together” during “Stop Hatin’” week.

As at many campuses around the country, minority students at Salisbury U. have complained recently about race issues. In November, a group of students met with Eshbach to discuss their grievances. The encounter did not go well. The students walked out after reading a letter to the school president.

“As students of color, WE DO NOT” — that part was in all-caps — “point fingers nor cast blame for the lack of awareness and understanding in regards to the black experience here at Salisbury University,” the missive said, according to the Times.

“However, we refuse to deny that the current environment on campus takes a huge toll on the psyche of students of color affected by the subconscious oppression.”

About 25 percent of the students at Salisbury University represent minorities.

The Salisbury University hoax is the latest in a long series of hate crime hoaxes on college campuses featuring racist statements or imagery perpetrated by black people.

Last year saw a banner crop of such incidents. (RELATED: The Daily Caller Presents: The Biggest, Dumbest Race Hoaxes And Fake Hate Crimes On Campus In 2015)

November was the most impressive month, by far.

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