While Jussie Smollett's claim of being the victim of a racist hate crime is not exactly apples-to-apples with the infamous Tawana Brawley case from more than 30 years earlier, the two instances share a number of notable -- and unfortunate -- similarities.

The Air Force Academy revealed that a Black cadet wrote anti-Black slurs in a dormitory, but the academy has declined to reveal the motive.