I've learned over the years not to get excited about "hate crimes" until they've been investigated and proved. I know the left expects people to pretzel up with outrage and condemn hate, or whatever. I myself don't view "hate crimes" (especially victimless ones) as worse than any other kind of crime, and I have little patience for the hubbub surrounding unproven ones.
The last time there was a "hate crime" at Ol Miss... there wasn't one. Remember back in 2002? Racial slurs scrawled on the door of a black student? Turned out the perps were three black freshmen.
Too far back for ya? Here are some more recent fake "hate' incidents and "hate" crimes from around the evil, hating US of A. : Top 10 Media Hate-Crime Hoaxes from 2013.
And re: Ol Miss, I can't help but cite Andy Hall here, who claims that if there was no actual damage to a monument (and I've seen no reports that laying a rope and a flag on the Meredith statue damaged it) it's not vandalism.
But we can count on the leftist media to make a big deal out of unproven "hate." It's what they do.