Alternate title- Karma BITES!
Oberlin College has been fined $11 million in the Gibson Bakery racial profiling case!
An Ohio jury on Friday slapped Oberlin College with an $11.2 million damages penalty for siding with three black students who had claimed they were victims of racial profiling after they were caught shoplifting in 2016, a report said.An Ohio jury on Friday slapped Oberlin College with an $11.2 million damages penalty for siding with three black students who had claimed they were victims of racial profiling after they were caught shoplifting in 2016, a report said.
NY Post article, HERE.
The blog Legal Insurrection has been following this one from basically day 1, and has some excellent reporting, HERE. They also have links to the previous reporting at the bottom of the page. It’s a bit of a time sink, but well worth the read, if for nothing else than the absolute egotism of the university and it’s leaders.
This is one of those cases where the University ‘thought’ they were the big dog, and could do what they wanted…
The jury thought differently, and next week is the punitive damages portion of the sentencing, which could triple the damages. I hope to hell they DO triple the damages. Trying to ruin a 135 year old, 5 generation family business because your students were idiots and shoplifted in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught is NO excuse.
That the University pandered to the POS (Perpetually Offended Snowflakes) on campus and apparently were actually supported by the dean of students, including the dean handing out flyers AT the bakery, then tried to say it was all ‘First Amendment”, and we didn’t do nuffin…
Granted Oberlin will appeal, and try to drag this out until the family is broke and out of business, but I truly hope this is a wakeup call for those in power that they CAN be held accountable for their actions!
And it’s about damn time!