Shocking Discovery in Hoax Bias Incident at Vassar College

Robby Soave, Daily Caller, November 27, 2013

Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes—and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.

This fall semester at the liberal arts college in New York saw a curiously high number of bias incident reports. On Nov. 14, the college sent a mass email to students advising them that Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) had received at least six reports in the last few months of hateful and insensitive messages being scrawled and spray painted on student residences. Messages included “Avoid Being Bitches,” “Fuck Niggers,” and most prominently, “Hey Tranny. Know Your Place.”

“This is unacceptable and members of our community should be able to learn and work in environments that are free of hurtful expressions and behaviors,” wrote Edward Pittman, BIRT coordinator and dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity, in an email to students.

The email also outlined BIRT’s purpose and role in bias incident response. The task force receives the reports of bias incidents, meets with victims, and provides support for campus efforts to foster diversity and inclusion.

The task force had one student member: Genesis Hernandez, who is transgendered and was also a vice president of the Vassar Student Association (VSA), the student government.

Five days after the email was sent, Vassar President Catharine Hill sent a follow-up email announcing that the bias incidents were hoaxes perpetrated by two students. The students wrote the vile messages and then filed the reports themselves, claiming to be the victims of unknown haters.


The email noted that the two students had admitted responsibility and withdrawn from the college voluntarily. Their names were not reported.

However, The DC has learned that one of the perpetrators was none other than Genesis Hernandez.

Informed sources within Vassar told The DC that administrators pinpointed Hernandez as a responsible party, forcing him to give up his position in student government and leave the college. Leaked conversations between student government members also paint Hernandez as the culprit.

On the same day that Hill’s email went out, VSA President Deborah Steinberg sent an email of her own announcing an election to fill Hernandez’s now-vacant VP position.

Hernandez has withdrawn from the college. His address no longer works, and as such, he did not respond to a request for comment.


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  • “Shocking discovery” — That people invested in combating “hate” are spreading fake hate.

    You say “shocking discovery,” I say “game theory.” You say tomato, I say tomatoe.

    “Genesis Hernandez”

    Does he have a brother named Exodus?

    • Spartacus

      Or a cousin named Deuteronomy ?

      • Pro_Whitey

        As the good book says, Deuteronomy unto others before they Deuteronomy unto you!

    • Erasmus

      PC do-gooders need to be kicked to death…I’m kidding…slightly.

    • 48224

      Had a white NRA member been behind the hateful messages, this would be international news.

    • bopberrigan

      Maybe that’s his alter-ego. Entry into Vassar as Genesis Hernandez, exit out as Exodus Hernandez.

    • odious liberal

      You hit it on the head.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I think it would be a Revelation if they told us what ‘it’ was.

    • jane johnson

      Alright, QD, I’ve just gotta take a shot at this. Here goes:

      Amid Lamentations and much gnashing of teeth, former Bias Incident Response Team member, Genesis Hernandez, made a hasty Exodus from Vassar College following the Revelation that Acts of bias at the school were actually hoaxes perpetrated by him. The true Numbers may never be known unless a panel of impartial Judges can determine whether or not multiple copies of The Chronicles of Narnia (found hidden inside volumes of African Proverbs) were planted by Hernandez. The former student and BIRT member may soon face his own bias charges due to a remark he made upon learning that his financial aid was cancelled, and that he would need to find a Job to repay the loans. The transgendered Judas reportedly blamed his downfall on “those damned Hebrews”.

      • I better be careful, otherwise, it won’t be that much longer that everyone on AR will be writing snarky parody news stories.

    • Svigor

      I need to shop around for a cryosleep/hibernation chamber; will you guys wake me up as soon as it’s possible to shoot it out with a “Bias Incident Response Team?” I could die happy.

  • A Freespeechzone

    When they can’t find ‘hate’; organizations like this Bias Incident Response Team have to manufacture it to justify their existence….yet, virtually nothing is done to punish them.

    Tactics like these will insure the race war will escalate….

    • Oil Can Harry

      The first tipoff that this was bogus was the corny B-movie dialogue left behind by the imaginary bigot: “Hey Tranny, Know Your Place.”

  • mgs166

    “Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)”
    Once again, you can’t make this stuff up.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      On the original article comment thread some fed up wit suggested that Vassar change the acronym of their response entity from BIRT to: FART (Fictional Assault Response Team).

  • ViktorNN

    Hate crime laws have never been about protecting everyone equally from crimes of prejudice and discrimination. As Jared Taylor’s article about the most recent crime stats prove, they aren’t about accurately describing hate crime in this country either.

    They have always been about vilifying white, heterosexual America.

  • pcmustgo


  • Truthseeker

    Can anyone remember the last time one of these incidents didn’t turn out to be a hoax?

    Leftists always pooh-pooh the idea that anyone would want to be a victim, yet you see people trying to join the victim class every day. The way victims get coddled and given special treatment is incentive enough for someone to join it.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    The perp got off too easy. No criminal charges were filed.

    • John K

      He wasn’t white.

  • John K

    “Shocking”, indeed. Affirmative Action at work. This moron will find another libtard infested college to help ruin, and will make a fine Democrat someday. Maybe he’ll get a cabinet position once the guilt-ridden American lemmings vote in another imbecile along the lines of Obama.

  • Spartacus

    “Edward Pittman, BIRT coordinator and dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity, in an email to students.”


    A parasite. A much more clever and adaptable one than the negro welfare queen with ten illegitimate “chiildrenz” from ten illegitimate “faderz”, but a parasite nonetheless.

  • sbuffalonative

    The ‘progressive’ liberal MSM doesn’t fall for these stories, it wants to believe them without investigation or asking questions.

    A lesbian said she was stiffed on tip because she’s a lesbian. Does the MSM question her story or investigate before they champion her cause? No, because championing her cause is the real motive behind reporting these ‘hate crimes’. They don’t have to be true. They just have to fit the MSM template.

  • negrolocaust


  • sbuffalonative

    Sort of like the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Love, and the Ministry of Peace.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Bill, the Thread Winner!!!

  • George Clark

    Genesis Hernandez. His parents must have already used the first name “Jesus” on the first born criminal in the family.

  • Pro_Whitey

    I am actually most surprised that the perps had to leave the university. I wonder if they have actually just been “rusticated”, as they used to put it, for a couple of years, after which they will have a chance to come back.

  • judenjager

    Hey rabbi, watcha doing???

  • dfitzp1011

    This is what the PC movement has come to. Progressives now have to manufacture hate crimes because very few actual ones exist anymore. How many times have we seen a noose at a college campus, or racist messages spray painted on campus and it turns out to be a hoax. These progressives are intoxicated with the power they receive from the liberal media, and try at all cost to stay relevant. And they are all competing with one another and tugging at the liberal heart strings. Lesbians vs Gays, Blacks vs Hispanics. Liberals love victims, and these PC groups are tripping all over themselves, fearful that they may one day become irrelevant!

  • Easyrhino1

    I hope someone is archiving these stories

  • If Bert and Ernie were gay (as I have long thought), which one got to be on top?

  • The jokes write themselves in most of these cases, don’t they. The real beauty of these situations is that liberals hate to be mocked when they’re caught doing something stupid.

    • Spartacus

      “Above all else, the devil cannot stand to be mocked.”

      C.S. Lewis

  • Jim Henry

    How about the Student Hatecrime Investigation Team (SH!T)?

  • Katherine McChesney

    She’s been exposed as being a pathological liar.

  • Greg Thomas

    There was not enough real bias reports comming in to justify their existence, so they had to go out and fabricate some bias. Sounds about right.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Because shame and ostracism – social punishments – can be more powerful than threat of physical punishment.

    Examples would be the real-life example of primitive tribes using ostracism and “social death” (ie, everyone treats the ostracized person as if s/he doesn’t exist or is just a ghost, figment of the imagination – Jehovah’s Witnessesses still do this). The upshot is that in a Stone-Age setting, ostracism and refusal of assistance may mean death.

    Hell, wolves have been noted to ostracize wayward pack members (cub killers, for instance), thus sentencing them to slow death (malnutrition and lack of assistance when wounded or sick). I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that chimps have done this too (and in fact, didn’t one of Goodall’s tribes do that to a mother-daughter cannibal team?)

    In modern society, it’s taken a different form. In the USSR, it was removal to Arctic outposts, the Gulags (and I realize that these existed mostly for sovereignty reasons, the same reason Canada relocated Inuit farther north than their usual habitat in the 1950s … folks forget about the common-law “use it or lose it” clause of land ownership.)

    The Left has learned from past mistakes, and now just sends people to “diversity training” classes, should they suffer an un-PC slip of the tongue in public. It’s more subtle, yet carries with it a bit more of the public shaming aspect of tribal ostracism.

    hmm. It used to be that things “not spoken of in polite company” were things like personal sex talk and really gross bathroom humour. Now that stuff is OK, but frank, down-to-earth honesty about serious issues like mass immigration and utopian multiculturalism (never mind jokes about them) is “not fit for public discussion”.

  • dd121

    I can assure these a hole liberals that the day will come when the push-back they crave, will be returned in trumps.

  • WR_the_realist

    After reading that article I’m still confused by the headline. What, exactly, was “shocking”?

  • emiledurk16

    Fabricated incidents give these liberals the most cherished thing they could hope for.
    The opportunity to show how morally superior they are and those that don’t enthusiastically approve are immoral.
    I see this perversion manifest in work with white (demented) co-workers picking up and raving how beautiful the kids of black co-workers are (it’s a bleepin day care at some jobs), and righteously running over to the state house every MLK day and being an enthusiastic participant.
    Whites reveling in their demise and dispossession and thinking that’s a virtue.

  • Moochell

    Like Al sharpton, the need for relevance overrides all. Must massage the bias in order to have worth

  • Bob

    When will they learn (we know they don’t want to) that these incidents are almost always hoaxes?

  • Rhialto

    What puzzles me is the feebleness of the hate-comments. “Avoid being bitches” sounds like good advice for Vassar coeds, at least be no bitchier the situation requires. “Tranny, know your place!”, is vague, the place is unspecified. Is it a valued and respected member of society, or a despicable piece of humanoid garbage? The “F-K N-r” comment is OK, but still is weak for effective hate speech.

    Genesis, try harder at your next Hate faking!

  • MarcB1969

    What are the chances of universities assembling a HIRT (Hoax Incident Response Team), since most of these hate incidents seem to false flag frauds.

  • I’m so stupid, I thought a “tranny” was a major automobile powertrain subassembly, a Tremec TKO being a good example. I am also under the distinct impression that a “rear end” is also a part of a vehicle powertrain, like an 8.8-inch or 9-inch Ford.

  • RHG

    Yeah, this liberal arts college has a virtual underground Nazi unit roaming around campuse committing all these “hate crimes”….lol

  • Svigor

    The western world is hip deep in racists and sexists. They’re called “liberals.”

  • Svigor

    The sooner the BIRTs are militarized, the better.

  • Pat Kittle

    A common thread runs through all these hate crime hoaxes.

    Anti-gentiles typically are either doing them or promoting & covering up for them in their media.

  • bubo

    Note the difference with how the media deals with fake crimes such as this or any of the other hundreds of fake hate crimes we see and very real, verifiable, videotaped evidence of anti-white crimes.

  • Hereweald

    No surprise: the “Oppression Pimps” constantly need victims.