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Clemson University “Banana Bandit” Update




Earlier this month, an as-yet-unidentified “vandal” hung bananas on a black history banner on the campus of Clemson University.

Not surprisingly, politically-correct apoplexy ensued …

There were sit-ins, hunger strikes, campus-wide protests, a Selma-style march, obligatory “arrests” – and of course doleful hand-wringing from the government-run institution’s “higher educrats.”  Also, fresh rounds of “diversity and inclusivity training” were mandated for all students and faculty.

It was a Mini-Missouri, in other words …

All of this drama was detailed by Associated Press reporter Jeffrey Collins, who quoted black students as decrying the “quiet racial schism” on campus.  Collins further reported on the school’s decision to hire a new “chief diversity officer,” one of many costs incurred by taxpayers to undo the damage wrought by these mysterious bananas …

The university is expanding its approach to African-American history. New committees are looking at ways to attract more African-American students and faculty, and Clemson is giving more money in scholarships for minorities and to recruit minority faculty.

Ah, yes … a full-on “teachable moment” brought to you by ripe produce, subsidized by South Carolina taxpayers.

Collins also delved deep into Clemson’s admittedly racist past … although for some reason he left out the whole “Taco Tuesday” drama (go figure).

Anyway, suspicion as to the identity of the mysterious “banana bandit” quickly turned to the fraternity responsible for “Clemson Cripmas” – a gang-themed holiday party that made national headlines back in December 2014.

Hell, we even opined that such speculation was warranted …

Was it, though?

Perhaps not …

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Multiple sources on the Clemson campus are confirming to us that this now-infamous banana-hanging incident – in which Clemson administrators utterly and completely caved to a junior varsity #BlackLivesMatter movement – was nothing but a “false flag.”

In other words, the entire incident was allegedly staged by black students in the hopes of creating exactly the sort of politically-correct freakout that followed.

Wait, though … it gets worse.

According to our sources, Clemson University is engaged in an ongoing coverup in the hopes of concealing this “inconvenient truth” from the public.

“They want it to go away,” one source said.

Ya think? 

Students interested in getting to the bottom of what actually happened with these elusive bananas have submitted multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to various Clemson administrators.

“We started digging and uncovered what appears to be a coverup by administrators and (black activists) to conceal the identity of the student (who) committed the act of ‘vandalism’ that started the protests,” one of the students told us.  “Evidence points towards this being a false flag event.”

The students have even prepared an anonymous editorial entitled “Unanswered Questions” in the hopes of starting a conversation that will ultimately solve the mystery.   That editorial should be provided to us within the next few days.  Additionally, these students claim to have witnesses who can corroborate the “false flag” allegation.

One of the FOIA requests was reportedly sent to Alesia Smith, Clemson’s associate dean of students as well as the school’s Title IX coordinator and director of its Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES).

Smith is said to have played a starring role in the coverup.

“Alecia Smith knows who it was,” one student told us, referring to the identity of the banana bandit.  “(She) knows it was a false flag, but it perpetuated an agenda she supports and involved her son.”

Smith’s son – D.J. Smith – was one of five Clemson students “arrested” by campus police for trespassing during one of the protests.  None of the five students were ever taken into custody, though, and all were issued citations in lieu of actual criminal charges.

At this point, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that either racist white frat boys or opportunistic black agitators initiated this drama.  And to be fair to the protesters, they are correct in saying that Clemson has a racist past.

The school’s most famous building – Tillman Hall – is named after Benjamin Tillman, an outspoken white supremacist and lynch law advocate who was indicted (but never tried) for his role in the 1876 Hamburg Massacre.  In that incident, at least six black freedmen were murdered by a racist mob.  Three others were shot and seriously wounded.

Clemson’s Institute of Government is named after longtime segregationist U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.  Hell, the ground on which Clemson stands was once the plantation of John C. Calhoun – one of the staunchest antebellum pro-slavery advocates.

Clemson University president James Clements claimed on April 11 that the school was “investigating” the banana-hanging incident – and university officials told local media that same day they hoped surveillance videos would assist them in identifying the guilty party.

Nearly three weeks later, though, nothing …

Stay tuned.  Whatever happened, the truth needs to be told.

After all, #AllBananasMatter …