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Oberlin College ignored the
First Law of Holes responding
to the jury verdict against it

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Posted By: Magnante, 6/10/2019 10:18:24 AM

Lack of respect for juries can be very, very costly. The landmark jury verdict awarding $11 million (with the possibility of triple damages to come) to members of the Gibson Family, owners of a 5-generation bakery boycotted and slandered by students with the encouragement of a College official, is looking to be as much about social class as it is about the excesses social justice warriors (SJWs). (snip) Don’t accuse the jurors of disregarding the “clear evidence,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/10/2019 10:22:54 AM (No. 95020)
The sheer arrogance
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 6/10/2019 10:26:21 AM (No. 95026)
Here's a concise summary of Oberlin's letter to its alumni: "The stupid jury is nothing but a bunch of deplorable white supremacists." Now that same jury gets to decide punitive damages. Pure genius on the part of Oberlin.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/10/2019 10:41:42 AM (No. 95036)
This judgment makes me so happy. If our side is gonna win one, I am glad it was this case. Oberlin also has a problem with their insurance company as well. That company found a lovely loophole which allows them to avoid paying for Oberlin's stupidity. They could have cracked down on that college official who egged on the kids, but they chose not to do so. Wanna bet that schools all over the nation are in a mad scramble to reread their own insurance liability policies right now?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/10/2019 10:54:59 AM (No. 95047)
The world should boycott Oberlin, send no more kids to be indoctrinated there. Then let's see once the going gets tough when the tough gets going.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wizard of is 6/10/2019 11:07:30 AM (No. 95054)
I suspect the Oberlin admin is planning to file for bankruptcy in the near future so a deeper hole might be part of that plan.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Krause 6/10/2019 11:09:00 AM (No. 95057)
The college critiqued the activities of all the parties, except their own! Major mistake.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/10/2019 11:10:12 AM (No. 95058)
It reminds me of the Paul Newman movie, "The Verdict". Loved when the jury asked the judge if they were limited in the amount they were going to award. I think many Americans are getting very tired of being called racist when racism has absolutely nothing to do with the situation
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vincent Vega 6/10/2019 11:13:40 AM (No. 95062)
You would think these liberal "academics" would have learned something from the Duke Lacrosse incident, in which most of the faculty immediately decided the players were guilty - mostly because they were white and "privileged", but also to show the world how "progressive" they were. The world of career academia is truly a world of its own. Book smarts maybe, definitely lacking in street smarts. They should stay out of off-campus affairs; lest they make fools of themselves.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/10/2019 11:31:54 AM (No. 95076)
My Dad was a college professor. He is a good man and a good father. Yet as I grew older and began working outside of the state institution - the University - that kept our family pretty much economically safe from the world as I was growing up, I began to see how insulated his world really was. Many people thought that we were rich because he had the "Dr." title in front if his name. (Don't even get me started on that title thing!!) He did not make the income that everyone thought he did. But he has had a king's ransom of a retirement, and he expected to receive it for all of the thirty plus years he worked at the University. I do not have that luxury, therefore, I handle my income much differently that he did. And I see the world differently too! My Dad is very liberal. I am not. Academics talk to each other. They seek approval from each other. They need little more than that because they have everything else. It's today's huge tuition costs that are funding this comfort for the retired academics like my Dad. Although my father cared deeply for his students, one of whom took him to lunch almost 30 years after he graduated - and he lived overseas! - many academics are completely out of touch with the idea that students need to learn things, character being one of them. I hope we see some professional blood letting at Oberlin. These excrement-heads deserve it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/10/2019 2:34:25 PM (No. 95179)
They just picked on the wrong bakery, that's all. Hahaha!
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