I’m not familiar with military culture. But I am familiar with being drunk. A drunk person would pee at the door of his dorm mates, indiscriminately regardless of race because the urge strikes and you have very little mental judgement/ physical control. The person(s) who did this wrote a deliberate, pointed message that targeted only the black kids. This takes planning and forethought (he had to know and remember, for example, the locations of the black kids and avoid writing on a white person’s whiteboard by mistake). This requires mental acuity and physical control, carefully timing to avoid detection, that a drunk does not have. The drunk excuse is weak.
Agree it’s not a cross burning. But let’s not call it harmless or dismiss it as bro culture.
I’m surprised that we keep stretching for excuses. Keep in mind, real threats to African Americans is far more likely, statistically speaking, than a staged hoax by the “supposed victims.”