Illinois

Hate Hoax: Black Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Student Criminally Charged over Racist Notes

A black student from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois, is facing criminal charges for reporting racist notes to the police that she allegedly knew were not sent to her from an unknown perpetrator. Two white students who were falsely accused of placing notes on her dorm room door reading “BLACK PEOPLE DON’T BELONG” and “DIE BITCH” have been cleared following an investigation into the incident.

A Black Lives Matter flag waves during a demonstration outside the First Police Precinct Station on June 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests and demonstrations have continued in cities around the world in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis Police custody on May 25. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty …