Trump anti-discrimination official once called hate crimes hoaxes

Source: Robert O'Harrow Jr., Shawn Boberg & Renae Merle, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

A senior Trump appointee responsible for enforcing laws against financial discrimination once questioned in blog posts written under a pen name if using the n-word was inherently racist and claimed that the great majority of hate crimes were hoaxes.

Eric Blankenstein, a policy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, expressed those and other controversial views more than a decade ago on a political blog he co-authored with two other anonymous contributors. 

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