Last week, a Missouri community descended into chaos after someone spray-painted "White Lives Matter" on a mirror in a girl's restroom at the local high school.
The story quickly made the rounds in the mainstream media as evidence that racism really does exist.
Now, however, school officials have revealed that a "non-white" student was actually behind the graffiti:
School officials in a Missouri community were making plans Tuesday to discipline a “non-white” student whom they said had confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase “White Lives Matter” on a mirror inside a girls’ restroom at a high school.
Parkway schools Superintendent Keith Marty said in a statement Tuesday that the revelation that a non-white student was involved was surprising, but it did not “diminish the hurt” caused by the incident at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield.
"The behavior was wrong and the student will be held accountable for this serious act according to our student discipline policy," said Marty, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“It is important to understand why this happened and why we are often quick to assume who is responsible," he added.
The racial slur was found in a girls’ restroom on campus last week, prompting the local community to organize and stand against racism.
“I was horrified,” West County anti-racism activist Joy Weese Moll told KTVI last week. “A lot of us in West County have a really hard time saying racism exists here. It makes me sad for the person who wrote it because they have not been taught and not learned how beautiful our society can be.”
Parents who have children going to the school also reacted.
“This is very much a white person issue that we need to tackle as white people and speak up against,” parent Alexandria Lane-Detwiler said.
Actually, this really isn't a "white people" issue, because the perpetrator wasn't even white! Instead, it was a minority student who was trying to get attention by making it look like he or she is oppressed by "racist" white people.
Sadly, we live in a culture in which people want to victimize themselves whenever they can. We celebrate victims so much that everyone wants to be one and show how they've "survived oppression" in their own special way.
It's disturbing that the media is so quick to report on so-called racial incidents that they don't even wait for them to be confirmed as legitimate. Now that the perpetrator has been identified as a minority, we're willing to bet this story will disappear without so much as an update.