This blog sets out the information I promised, in a 12/5/2008 comment I left on The Volokh Conspiracy (here), that I would post somewhere concerning the race hoax which occurred in a 1L section at Harvard Law School in April, 2007.
Although I had not yet arrived at Harvard (I’m in the Class of 2010, and commenced studies in September, 2007), I have a friend who was in that section who supplied me with copies of the relevant e-mails, as part of a larger project on which I am working concerning “political correctness” controversies in American universities.
I have included photographs of all those involved, given that the racial/ethic identity of the speaker can reasonably be regarded as relevant whenever a race hoax or other racially tinged incident occurs.
Perhaps this blog will prompt the Harvard Law administration to bring this matter to some sort of official conclusion; at the very least, it may provide material for further debate of issues in this area.
I ‘m using a pseudonym because my identity is irrelevant. Feel free to e-mail me if you wish, or else post comments on this blog or on other blogs (I’d appreciate any links to this blog).
Percy “Thrills” Thrillington