“Understand this, and I mean to reach the truth.” “The truth, no matter how ugly it is, is always beautiful and curious to those who seek it.” — Hercule Poirot, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Strangely, Poirot’s “little gray cells” wouldn’t be needed in a case on American University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Someone wrote “Black people sucking” on a whiteboard at the school’s Bender Library on the second floor. Officials believe that the racist message was left on a whiteboard for about 90 minutes before being erased by library staff. The school has been able to identify the responsible person based on video and other evidence.
Normally, at this point, a hearing would be held and the guilty party would be expelled. Protests would follow. The school refused to give a name despite having identified the suspect. American University was contacted by College Fix to inquire about the race of the suspect. Matthew Bennett, the spokesperson for American University, responded. Matthew Bennett, spokesman: “Due to federal Privacy Law, we cannot divulge personal records or details. Our complete statement regarding the matter is contained in Monday’s message to the AU community.
Bennett answered the question “FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)” when asked what law he was referring to. He stated that confidentiality is required for student records and that many employment laws require confidentiality for employee records. The college can release information that identifies a person, according to Adam Goldstein, from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. This is due to the large student population. This information shouldn’t be considered a violation of FERPA as long as it doesn’t help to identify a person.
We don’t need Poirot to find the suspect. The university also has its man, just like the Canadian Mounties. Or a woman. Or however, they identify themselves at the moment. Poirot would have to find out why the school withheld this information. Let’s be clear: in cases like this, the race and gender of the offender will be the most important. If the person is white, that information would also have been disclosed. After they had been through a tribunal, they would have been taken off campus and perhaps spoken with law enforcement. There is no doubt that racism has no place on college campuses. I don’t think I have to mention this, but my calendar shows 2023, while the Left wants us all to believe it is 1963. It’s possible that it will happen.
The suspect’s race or gender is not known at this time. However, the university can allow the public and students to follow the obvious trail that suggests the act was the product of white racism. It could be. Maybe it’s not. If it isn’t — if this is a racial hoax – American University can still advance and maintain the popular narrative, letting people’s minds focus on the usual suspects.
Everyone will remember the race of the perpetrator. This is the most important question that people will ask regarding this incident. The college is required to disclose this information regardless of whether or not it fits the narrative.