Brent Bozell: Oberlin Punished for Fact-Free Food Fight

CNS News | 6/21/2019 | Staff
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Oberlin College in Ohio has devolved into one of academe's most infamous examples of political correctness, one of those unwelcoming places that rails against anyone who brings speakers to campus if those speakers upset Oberlin's crusades against the racist/sexist/anti-gay menace.

Now Oberlin's administration is being punished in a very significant way for a very significant offense, and it's about time. It has taken political correctness to an abusive extreme. The Wall Street Journal opinion section headline summed it up: "Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer." It has been ordered to pay $44 million in damages to Gibson's Food Market and Bakery. How so?

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On Nov. 9, 2016, a black male Oberlin student attempted to buy wine at Gibson's using a fake ID. Allyn Gibson, a grandson of the market owner, refused to sell alcohol to the underage student and then noticed he was hiding two bottles of wine under his shirt. Gibson called the police, and the student tried to run off, dropping the bottles on the floor. When Gibson pursued him, it turned violent. Police arrived to see Gibson on the ground being beaten by the black male and two black female Oberlin students.

In court, all three students pleaded guilty, and the male suspect swore in a plea statement that Gibson "'was within his legal rights' to detain him, and that he did not believe Gibson's actions were racially motivated," said the Journal.

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Yet none of this stopped Oberlin's students and administrators from mangling the truth. Because the assailants were black, students raucously protested, falsely claiming the store was racist. Worse yet, Meredith Raimondo, Oberlin's dean of students, "handed out a flier accusing Gibson's of having a 'long account of racial profiling and discrimination,'" the Journal said.

The Gibson family sued Oberlin and Raimondo, seeking $12.8 million at trial on a number...
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