DAILYKENN.com -- The person or persons who hung bananas willy-nilly around the campus at American University a year ago are still at large.
Banana's are implicitly racist and displaying them constitutes a hate crime.
School authorities say they are working with the FBI and Dept. of Justice to find the culprit.
Apparently white racism and white hate crimes are so rare that the media must stoop to cover banana lynchings to make their case that racism thrives.
From baltimore.cbslocal.com ▼
American University officials released a statement saying they, in partnership with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, have been unable to identify a suspect for a hate crime committed on the campus on May 1, 2017.
A statement from the university reads that all credible leads have been exhausted but if someone comes forward with new information, it will be investigated.
On May 1, 2017, someone placed bananas on nooses around the campus and wrote “AKA” on at least one of them, an apparent reference to Alpha Kappa Alpha, an African American sorority.
The incident occurred on the same day that AKA member Taylor Dumpson became the school’s first black student government president.
The university had released surveillance footage of a person of interest and offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to positive identification of the suspect back in May 2017.
In the university statement, AU President Sylvia M. Burwell said she recognized the anger and grief many students may be feeling from the lack of results and understood this is not the outcome many were hoping for.
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