He does know that the case is about a white guy who was jumped and beaten unprovoked months after the despicable noose incident he had nothing to do with... right?
Actually, he DOES know that (watch the beginning), and then watch what happens next.
Yes, Jessica, he does know. However, McBride apparently doesn't know what happened, per snopes.com which states:
Racial tensions remained elevated throughout the fall. On Monday, December 4, 2006, a white student who allegedly had been racially taunting black students in support of the students who hung the nooses got into a fight with black students. Allegedly, the white student was taken to the hospital treated, released, reportedly attended a social function later that evening.