This again? Another university, another racist note hoax


To be fair, this was going on under Obama as well. But you are right that the media are a part of this. We turn people subject to naugty words or symbols as somekind of hero for not immediately killing themselves over seeing something objectionable. It gets them all kinds of sympathy, and attention, and even accolades for being "brave". So when there are not racists and bigots hiding under every bed, these people who are addicted to this kind of attention will invent it, thinking somehow that no one will look close enough at it for them to get caught.