So recently three UAlbany students made a claim that they were assaulted on a bus by 10 to 12 white males and females who were yelling racial slurs. Link.
Hillary Clinton tweetedabout the incident. I imagine other pols did the same. There were campus protests about the incident.
The only problem is that, after reviewing the video from the bus, talking to other passengers and video from passengers cell phones, the incident wasn’t three black women being attacked and abused by 10 to 12 white men and women. Instead, it was three black women attacking one white woman. In fact, the three balck women are being charged with assault and false reporting.
Now, on to my questions.
First, what should Clintonand others response be now that the story has been proven false? For example, the university President released this statement which assumed the story as fact instead of using lovely words like alleged.
Second, how do we deal with false reports without disregarding the true reports?
Race relations seem to be so polarizing right now that people take sides before the facts come out*. How can this be combated?
*Of course this happens in other areas as well but it seems to me that right now race relations are going the wrong way.