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Holy crap. I just googled to learn more about Oberlin....had to share this article as more proof of how dumb these kids are...


https://reason.com/2015/12/20/...se-the-cafeteria-of/

Oberlin Students Accuse the Cafeteria of Cultural Appropriation
Inauthentic General Tso's chicken is a hate crime.

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What's eating students these days? Inauthentic sushi, it seems. Some offended diners at Oberlin College are accusing the dining halls of disrespecting Asian culture by preparing dishes so bad, they practically count as microaggressions.

As I wrote in a recent column for The Daily Beast:

It's one thing to quietly gripe about the quality of dorm food (students have likely been doing that for centuries). It's quite another to accuse the dining room staff of stealing from Asian culture because they didn't prepare the General Tso's chicken with the correct sauce. …


"It was ridiculous," student Diep Nguyen told The Oberlin Review (the "it," in question was a Banh Mi sandwich with the wrong bun). "How could they just throw out something completely different and label it as another country's traditional food?"

For one thing, the Banh Mi sandwich is itself the product of the blurring of cultural boundaries: French and Vietnamese.

For another, there's something deliciously ironic about Oberlin students—some of the most privileged people in the world, as evidenced by the $50,000 they pay annually in tuition—whining about the bun-thickness of meals prepared by lowly paid cafeteria workers. As academic and writer Fredrik de Boer noted on Twitter, "When you're defending the cultural authenticity of GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN, you're a living Portlandia sketch."
But cultural appropriation in the cafeteria isn't the only thing on the minds of Oberln students. Activists recently released a lengthy list of demands—many of them reminiscent of the demands made by students at dozens of other universities. Perhaps most notable: Oberlin students want blacks-only safe spaces and allowance money for black student leaders.

I'm not convinced these things would make Oberlin a more racially-harmonious place, however:

If all of their demands were met, two things would happen. First, since most of the items require separate and distinct services for black students, there would be a lot less racial intermixing. Second, because the cost of hiring all these new employees and providing so many services is prohibitive, tuition would skyrocket. Oberlin would become much less affordable for the very students most dissatisfied with the college; it would also become weirdly segregated.

Read the full thing here.

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So instead of Fight for $15, it's now Fight for Pho Roll Eyes




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College students get out of line from time to time. Just look at their behavior at football games and frat parties. The college administration is supposed to keep that stuff in check to some degree while allowing academic freedom. Clearly, something is the matter with the leadership at Oberlin.
 
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Punitive damages will be announced today, this afternoon, most likely. This article contains details I have not read before, and that make the incident even more infuriating. Here is an excerpt:

"As I write these words, a jury in Ohio is about to decide whether an $11 million verdict against Oberlin College, for libel and tortious practices against a local family-run bakery, should be tripled for punitive damages. If it could be tripled and tripled again, it would still be only just.

Many readers will have heard the details of the events, which in quick summary are these: On the day after the election in 2016, an Oberlin College student tried to abscond from Gibson’s Bakery with two bottles of wine. One of the workers at the bakery confronted him, and a scuffle ensued both inside and outside the store, with the worker as the victim on the ground, pummeled by the perpetrator and a male friend of his, and kicked by two women, as some members of the fair sex are wont to do when their persons are not at risk.

Oberlin College then moved into action to squash the business like a bug. The dean of students passed around a flyer charging Gibson’s with a long history of “racial profiling.” She led a massive protest against the bakery, a protest that was cast entirely in the light of the recent election. The school ordered its food supplier to cancel all contracts with them. Gibson’s, which has been a fixture in town for more than 130 years, lost business which they never recovered. Finally, the owners decided to sue the college, when Oberlin refused to retract the charge of racism, and when the school demanded as a kind of blackmail that Gibson’s report all shoplifters first to the school and not to the police. The school would then give the perpetrator a warning, but no suspension. Naughty, naughty!"

https://amgreatness.com/2019/0...berlins-comeuppance/


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An important perspective on the whole thing, the role of Title IX in matters like this.

This is from https://donsurber.blogspot.com...-oberlin-failed.html


Glad to see you've discovered Don Surber's blog. He is a local guy, and his viewpoint on things is spot on, well worth reading on a (almost) daily basis.
 
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I discovered Surber a while ago, and I agree that he is usually spot on. That is definitely the case with his identification of Title IX as a root cause of this kind of travesty.

College teaching used to be a good and honorable profession. I am glad and relieved to have retired at the end of this past academic year. There is so much wrong with higher education in America, I hardly know where to begin. But this case involving Oberlin College is exemplary in many ways.

No matter the outcome of today's decision about punitive damages, there are a few things you can bet on. The administration, most of the faculty, and most of the students will learn nothing at all from this atrocious incident.

They are so convinced of their superiority that it is an assumption, a given, the foundation of their thinking rather than anything ever questioned. Superiors learn nothing from inferiors. Gibson's Bakery and everyone who supports them are benighted, ignorant, and wrong in every possible way because they oppose Oberlin, their masters.

They literally expect to be above the law. One of their demands of the bakery was that any future incidents of shoplifting would be reported to the college, not to the police.

Another sure bet is that they will be more circumspect next time, more careful with their public statements, emails, and pamphlets, but they will go after the next townie that offends them-- and that opposes or challenges them-- like the bullies that they are. Their attack on Gibson's Bakery was not "something that happened," it is who they are.

Maximum punitive would be twice compensatory, or $22 million. I wish there were no limit, and the jury could destroy them financially. Nothing that I have said about them would be any different, but the hundreds of Leftist colleges and universities across the country would sit up and take notice.


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Punitive damages will be announced today, this afternoon, most likely. This article contains details I have not read before, and that make the incident even more infuriating. Here is an excerpt:

"As I write these words, a jury in Ohio is about to decide whether an $11 million verdict against Oberlin College, for libel and tortious practices against a local family-run bakery, should be tripled for punitive damages.

If ever there was an egregious case of libel and slander that deserved punitive damages, Gibson's v. Oberlin College is it. I sincerely hope and pray the jury awards Gibson's at least triple damages.




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Things are moving a bit slower than anticipated, so an announcement of punitive damages is possible late this afternoon, but more likely tomorrow.


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Just in: OBERLIN GOT THE MAX: $22 MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES! Big Grin Big Grin

With compensatory, the total is $33 million dollars!

I can't tell you how happy this makes me.

The jury awarded $33 million in punitive, but this, by law, will be reduced to the maximum of $22 million.

They also awarded lawyer's fees, which no doubt will be hefty.

In closing argument, Gibson’s lawyer Lee Plakas argued:

“Why is the country watching you. Because the country agrees that what happened to the Gibsons should not happen to anyone, but could happen to everyone.”

” Colleges are watching us and you. Because they all know the way colleges are run will be affected, and by your decisions, they will be”

Plakas ended by reading to the jury the poem “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee."

I said, above, "Another sure bet is that they will be more circumspect next time, more careful with their public statements, emails, and pamphlets, but they will go after the next townie that offends them-- and that opposes or challenges them-- like the bullies that they are." But, no, I'm rethinking that. They will want to, they will be sure they would be right to do so, but I've seen it many times: Bully gets ass kicked, doesn't quite bully the same way again. Big Grin

https://legalinsurrection.com/...ry-case/#more-286093


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WooHoo! That's gonna leave a mark!

I hope that the rest of the SJW left is watching closely.



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Outstanding.




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Outstanding. It should be ten times that, but this'll do.
 
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This is Dean Meredith Raimondo, who showed up at demonstrations in front of the bakery holding a bullhorn and passing out pamphlets saying Gibson's Bakery was racist.

Not so full of bluster today, eh, Meredith?



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That stupid dean of students just cost her employer probably around $40 millions LOL

Nice hire Oberlin!
 
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Just in: OBERLIN GOT THE MAX: $22 MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES! Big Grin Big Grin

With compensatory, the total is $33 million dollars!



Awesome!




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That's great news!!
 
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Now that's how you spank a leftist, self righteous and sanctimonious organization. A 22 million dollar kick in the nuts. Big Grin

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