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Big Lies

In Caucasity news, a Florida transgender woman has told a Tampa Bay TV station that, like Rachel Dolezal, she is “transracial.” According to WTSP-TV, Ja Du, who was born white, says she identifies with Filipino culture. “Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,” she said. “I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.” Sigh.

Big Facts

New charges have been filed against 17 Penn State fraternity members in the hazing death of Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza. According to NBC News, a newly recovered video clip shows Piazza being given 18 drinks in under 90 minutes during a pledge event in February. Stacy Parks Miller, Centre County, Penn. district attorney, reportedly stated the frat brothers were the only ones seen handing drinks to Piazza when he fell down a set of stairs.

“Of the 17 charged Monday, 12 are new defendants and five were previously charged,” NBC News reports.” In addition, five of those charged are facing both involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum punishment of 2-1/2 to five years, and aggravated assault, which carries a maximum prison term of 10 to 20 years.”

Big News

The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program released hate crime statistics for 2016, and—shocker—the majority (46.3 percent) of offenders were white. The annual report breaks down offenses, victims, offenders and locations of hate crimes. The latest report—which looks at 6,121 criminal incidents motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity—included 15,254 law enforcement agency participants. 6,063 of the 6,121 reported criminal incidents were single-bias incidents, and of those single-bias incidents, 57.5 percent were motivated by race, ethnicity, or ancestry bias.

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