by Penka Arsova
Students at Ohio State University were outraged that the school reported on an incident it described as a “hate crime” that took place near the campus.
The story: In its first public notice about the incident, the school informed students that two black suspects, one male and one female, yelled racial slurs at Ohio State University students and were accused of committing a hate crime and aggravated assault.
In the next several days, the Department of Public Safety sent out two additional public notices, providing more information about the cases. They revealed that the victims of the hate crime were white students, that the suspects were in custody, and revealed their names.
The school said that they did not reveal the race of the victims by mistake and issued a campus-wide email addressing the omission.