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Oberlin College’s identity crisis
led to its Gibson’s Bakery train wreck

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Posted By: Harlowe, 6/10/2019 6:06:04 PM

As a journalist who has following the Gibson Bakery racial accusation case for more than two years now--and who was able to cover it from a courtroom seat for the last month or so for Legal Insurrection--I see things from a perspective that is both factually based and less emotional politically. (Snip) Their students were looking for some venting possibilities in the days after the Nov. 2016 presidential election, and the shoplifting case at Gibson’s was grabbed by the students as their symbolic protest expression of how they hated the world because of who was now president.

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Mr. McGraw provides his perspective on this case as well as depositions by professors and community leaders (not seen by the jury) who expressed their views about the student protests and how the college was handling the protests to the college, but the school did not “listen to the smart ones among them.” It seems many schools like Oberlin are faced with not enough enrollment and high tuition prices that, seemingly, results in learning becoming secondary at times to keep students happy; the political climate is adding way too much for “the dangerous line they are straddling now.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sw penn 6/10/2019 6:22:22 PM (No. 95332)
Institutions of higher learning have been winding these atomatons up and launching them into America like ballistic missles for years. The damage they have been doing has been diffuse, scattered and compounding; but not directly relatable to any particular institution. This time they dropped their bomb on their own doorstep, and got caught in the blast wave. Next time they will use a legal cutout, think Clinton/Perkins Coie, and bussed in agitators. But they will not stop until they are stopped.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/10/2019 6:47:19 PM (No. 95353)
HA HA HA OBERLIN! IN YOUR FACE! Let them eat cake!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/10/2019 6:54:39 PM (No. 95361)
Oberlin's students STOLE from a local business. Oberlin's faculty and administration STOLE from a local business. The students stole 3 bottles of wine. The faculty and administration stole Gibsons' long standing good name, cancelled long standing contracts and ACTIVELY stood outside their place of business passing out literature that described the Gibsons as racists. To hell with Oberlin's "identity crisis" Pay Up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JrSample 6/10/2019 6:58:37 PM (No. 95362)
This farce began with one of Oberlin's students attempting to buy alcohol with a fake ID, then trying to steal it. Instead of disciplining a their student, Oberlin attempted to cover up and facilitate underage drinking and theft by discouraging reporting the offenses to the police. Has the liquor control and licensing authority had anything to say about? If a merchant sells alcohol to a minor they risk fines, loss of license, and jail time for the clerk. There should be similar consequences for Oberlin's administrators.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/10/2019 7:14:12 PM (No. 95368)
Apparently, shoplifting by students is a big problem around colleges. Businesses should buy keyed lockers and require students to put their backpacks and purses in the lockers before shopping. I see such lockers frequently in museums. Anyone who objects to locking their stuff in a free locker is probably up to no good.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 6/10/2019 7:49:51 PM (No. 95387)
Unintended victims of Title IX.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: padiva 6/10/2019 8:23:07 PM (No. 95404)
Can the Gibsons put a lien on the endowment fund? Nobody gets any of that money until the Gibsons are paid.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NWPA 6/10/2019 9:10:43 PM (No. 95417)
This is a long, but excellent article of what has happened to Oberlin. The OP and #1 have summed up correctly their problem: “What has happened in the Gibson case is that the school doesn’t know what to do with its minority students,” the former administrator continued. “A freshman from an east coast big city might come to Oberlin and find there is little for a social justice warrior to do in a small town like this, so they get frustrated. And make issues like this shoplifting thing bigger than it should be, and the school follows along.” “All schools like Oberlin are going through this, because there are too many schools and not enough enrollment for them, and high tuition prices to deal with. Learning becomes secondary at times to keeping the students happy. This is the dangerous line they are straddling now, and the political climate is adding to it way too much. “
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Zarin 6/10/2019 9:23:32 PM (No. 95424)
The student not only tried to use a fake ID but shop-lifted. Then he & his buddies beat up Mr. Gibson who was attempting to restrain the 'child'. I suspect that the student was on a 'scholarship' which some soft- headed admissions officer allowed to fill a quota. Chances are that where the 'children' come from it is perfectly OK to steal from the local convenience stores. They do it every night after 2 AM when the bars close. Scholarship students any more do not get in because of merit but because of 'disadvantage' - this was going on even in the 1970's. We had 3 students who were in because of quotas at our medical school. Two were dumb as rocks - had to be tutored - would not even make good LPN's. The third stole the microscope assigned to him out of my teaching lab. He also lied to my face that he had helped Hewlett & Packard develop the electronic and bio-analytical measurement gear we were using then! I was shocked - it was the first time I had ever seen someone tell such a patent untruth and think he could get away with it. When he disappeared from campus (with a bunch of equipment) I was hoping that the admissions officer got fired for wasting the school's money.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/11/2019 3:15:14 AM (No. 95519)
Oberlin is a libtard indoctrination center espousing social justice BS. They were never slapped back from taking their first inch in subversion to the Constitution so they leaped and took a mile which didn't sit well. I hope they go broke and shut their doors just like Bernie's wife shut down her college because of corruption. That was certainly covered up by the Death Party.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 6/11/2019 5:26:09 AM (No. 95539)
A big effin deal made out of just another case of Blacks shoplifting, like it doesn't happen every day all over the country. A precedent was set when the UCLA hoops players were let off the hook for their shoplifting attempt in Japan. Other countries are not as tolerant of our entitled class as we are. They should have been left to rot in a Japanese prison.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 6/13/2019 4:16:56 PM (No. 97676)
This is an excellent essay on the institutional problem at not only Oberlin but other so-called “elite institutions of higher learning”. It is a very big deal because the institution is not only condoning but lending its support to conduct that could have been nipped in the bud. They let their own political bias align them with these “disappointed” students who used this incident as their catalyst to cut loose and go wild. The inmates ended up running the asylum. Rather than pooh-poohing this as just another black shoplifting episode, thoughtful readers would do well to read what McGraw has to say. It is more than worth your time, the scoffers notwithstanding.
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