DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - An undergraduate student at Duke University has admitted to hanging a noose in a tree and is no longer on campus, university officials said Thursday.Look, we ALL want to know the race and gender of the person. If we are going to say this is a bonafide racial incident then the race and gender of the perpetrator should be made public. It can be done without violating any privacy laws.
The student was identified with information provided by other students and will be subject to Duke's student conduct process and that an investigation is continuing to find out if others were involved, Schoenfeld said. Schoenfeld said the school believes federal education laws protecting information about students and their grades prevent the school from describing his or her gender, race or whether the student had been in trouble in the past.I say total bullshit. They should have sited said law. No, we cannot release their grades but we for damn sure can know the race and gender of the person. If a crime is committed on a campus we are told the race and gender of the perps or suspect. If hanging a noose on campus is considered a crime then the public has a right to know the bare minimum about the perp. This smells BADLY. It has hoax perpetrated in order to get attention. This is not unknown. We have had feminists who have made up "Republican misogynists" making rape threats who turned out the be the so called "victim" having posted from her OWN computer. We have had the UVA rape TOTAL lie involving entirely made up love interests, parties that never happened, Glass tables that did not exist. We have the "whites only" stickers that showed up in Austin Texas that turned out to be the work of some white liberal seeking to bring attention to gentrification. We concerned citizens call on Duke to release the race and gender of the alleged perpetrator so we can know if this a bonafide case of white intimidation of black students and not a outrageous attempt at getting attention by a member of a perpetually aggrieved class of people seeking "activism" points.