Oberlin College’s most famous alumni is Lena Dunham. Nuff said. The private Ohio school also made headlines when their students demanded that the college pay them to protest, protested over cultural appropriation when they served Asian food and fried chicken in the cafeteria, and demanded that the college replace grades below C with a “conversation” with the professor because Karl Marx was racist.
Well, they’re back in the news again, and this time it’s because a local business called Gibson’s Bakery hit back against an Oberlin College outrage mob that falsely labeled them as racist and destroyed their business (which had been around since 1885), and now the college has to pay them up to $33 million:
An Ohio jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to a bakery which said it was libeled and wrongfully accused of racially profiling students. Next Tuesday there will be a separate punitive damages hearing which could be a double award (meaning tripling the $11 million to $33 million). According to our reporter in the Courtroom, the jury awarded $11 million. Here are the details: Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500. The case stems from the November 2016 arrests of three black Oberlin students at Gibson’s Bakery and market near the college’s campus in Oberlin, Ohio. One student, Jonathan Aladin, was accused of attempted robbery for allegedly trying to “steal wine or otherwise illegally obtain wine” from the bakery, according to a defamation lawsuit. He would eventually confess in a written statement to buying alcohol illegally. Two other suspects, Cecelia Whettston and Endia J. Lawrence, were arrested and accused of misdemeanor assault, court documents state.
Then in November 2016, the lawsuit stated, Oberlin College said it severed its business ties with Gibson’s Bakery. The shop had provided baked goods for the school’s dining services through a third-party company. While those business ties were reinstated three months later, the shop had already suffered severe consequences, the suit said. The combined effects of the “defamation, boycotts, demonstrations, and refusal to do business with Gibson’s Bakery was having a devastating effect on Gibson’s Bakery and the Gibson family,” the lawsuit stated.
This is so satisfying in so many ways. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – there is nothing worse than being labeled as a racist in 2019. You’re better off being known as the guy who diddles the neighborhood kids, because at least he has a “disease.” Once the mob has arbitrarily decided that you’re a racist they will not stop until you are destitute. They’ve been doing this for years, a lot of the time on college campuses, and someone finally had the balls to stand up and say enough is enough.
This is Elijah Aladin, the student who got caught stealing two bottles of wine, hit the clerk’s cell phone out of his hand when the clerk attempted to take a picture of him, and then assaulted him, along with two female students, inside and outside the store.
He of course played the “I’m an oppressed and marginalized person” card and got everyone at the school riled up that he was the victim here. According to his LinkedIn bio he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, a very expensive boarding school.
Now watch the body cam footage from the incident, and see for yourself what the whiniest bitch in the history of imaginary oppression did when the cops got there and found him on top of the clerk.
The best part was around 1:50 when he says, “they’re going to kill me,” and the white savior lady urging the cops not to arrest him says, “No, he will not kill you.” Spit out my coffee at that one.
“Why do you think you’re going to get killed?”
“Because I’m scared of police! I’m a black man in custody of police.”
“Well I haven’t hurt anyone in my life.”
“I’m soo scared!!”
Either he’s so sheltered and brainwashed that he believes that cops automatically kill every black person they arrest, or he’s been trained to never take personal responsibility, blame other people for his own failures, and always play the race card when in doubt. I’m going with the latter.
That spoiled, rich, privileged little shitstain, is everything that is wrong with victimhood culture today. He tried to steal from a local family owned business that’s been there since 1885. He then assaulted the guy who he was stealing from, at a store where margins are probably razor thin. After being arrested he acted like he was the victim and asked why the store owner wasn’t arrested for defending his property and himself. And instead of the college expelling three ungrateful brats who attacked an institution that has been a business partner of the college for decades, they paid for their lawyers and led a protest outside of the business.
Of course it didn’t help the school for the lawsuit when all three of the defendants plead guilty, and issued strongly worded statements saying that Gibson’s wasn’t racist, and that the students were in the wrong.
Here’s video from a day of the protests. Lots of white guild laden 19 year old white kids feeling good about themselves:
Feelin cute. Might destroy a family owned business and in turn cost my college $33 million in order to feel good about myself later. IDK.
Almost every kid the reporter from a MSM outlet tried to interview said no. That about sums up how stupid these idiots are. They’re really good at writing “black lives matter” on a cardboard sign, but when you ask them to actually articulate why they’re protesting on behalf of three criminals none of them know what to say.
But those are just dumbass college kids, and that’s the nature of the beast. The real problem here, just like at 99% of colleges in this country, are the adults who brainwash these kids to think like this, and then encourage them to act like this. And justice was served on Friday when Dean Meredith Raimondo was found guilty along with the school itself. According to witnesses she was at the protest and facilitated it, rather than being the adult and reminding the kids that Elijah Aladin is a thief, not a victim. We know this because a black employee at the store testified against her:
Clarence “Trey” James, an African-American who had worked at the store since 2013, first denied that any racism existed in either the store’s treatment of its customers, or how he has been treated. “Never, not even a hint,” James said. “Zero reason to believe, zero evidence of that.” James said he had moved to Oberlin from Cleveland to have a better family life for his young daughter. He is a single-father of a teenager, and he said that he and his daughter were invited over Dave Gibson’s house for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
James said he was working at the store during the protests and could see Raimondo directly outside the front door, as he was working the cash register near the front windows and store entrance. Raimondo has claimed she was merely at the protest because it was her administrative duty to oversee the safety of the students and to keep the event “lawful.” She has repeatedly said she was not an “active participant.”
But James said he saw Raimondo “standing directly in front of the store with a megaphone, orchestrating some of the activities of the students. It appeared she was the voice of authority. She was telling the kids what to do, where to go. Where to get water, use the restrooms, where to make copies.” The copy making was needed to get more flyers for the students to pass out. These flyers said Gibson’s had a long history of racial profiling, had assaulted the shoplifting students, encouraged a boycott of Gibson’s, and gave a list of other stores to shop with.
James said Raimondo was taking part in the distribution of these flyers. “She had a stack of them,” James testified, “and while she was talking on the bullhorn, she handed out half of them to a student who then went and passed them out.”
When you hire a woman who doesn’t understand that she looks like last call trash at the Blarney when she wears a sleeveless dress knowing that she has a full tat on your left bicep, this is what happens.
Oh, and if you’re gonna trash a locally owned business and might get sued because of it, you should probably make sure you don’t use your school email address:
When Roger Copeland, an Oberlin College professor of theater and dance (he is “emeritus” status now) wrote a letter to the campus newspaper soon after the protests ended, and criticized how the school was treating Gibson’s in the letter, Jones sent a text message in caps saying, “FUCK ROGER COPELAND.”
“Fuck him,” Raimondo responded in a message. “I’d say unleash the students if I wasn’t convinced this needs to be put behind us.”
“Fuck him.” This woman is what happens when white trash gets a Masters Degree in social justice.
Other administrators called the police liars:
Jones responded that the “Gibsons’ hands were not clean” and that the incident with Allyn D. Gibson was “not an isolated incident, but a pattern.” He also said the police report on the incident was “bullshit.”
While another one physically blocked someone from taking pictures of students protesting in a public area:
McDaniel said he started taking pictures with his cell phone, and a young man came up to him and started blocking his phone with flyers in his hand. McDaniel said he kept moving and the man moved with him, blocking his ability to take picture over and over. “I’m with the college,” the man answered when the former Oberlin College police chief asked him why he was blocking his ability to take pictures. McDaniel testified he found out later the man hounding him over picture taking was Julio Reyes, associate director of the school’s multi-resource center.
“I told him ‘I’m going to just going to wait until your silly ass leaves and [I’ll] start taking pictures again without you trying to block me,.’ “McDaniel testified. “He answered that he was going to come back when I wasn’t looking and key my car.”
The school did nothing when students published this hilarious op-ed in the school sanctioned newspaper, blaming the Gibson family for pursuing a lawsuit against a school that had caused them financial harm by ending a business relationship because they sided with the thief instead of the victim.
News of the lawsuit — which is meant to bully and intimidate College students, faculty, and staff, and can be read in full on the Review’s website — was relayed to the College community almost exactly one year after students initiated a protest against Gibson’s Bakery following a violent altercation at the store involving College students.
“When people stand up for themselves and call out my bullshit it’s bullying.”
In reading the legal documents filed by the Gibson family, it is clear that their intention is to provoke an explosive, emotional response from students.
“Holding people responsible for damages is provoking.”
The documents also have racist undertones that further expose the core reasons for the lawsuit. The Gibsons have no interest in finding any resolution to this conflict — instead, they seek to assert their prideful moral superiority over the College, which they view as biased and discriminatory.
“Due process is racist.”
Didn’t help that they praised the Dean being sued too:
We should also lend our support to Dean Raimondo, who works tirelessly to support students. Even when students do not agree with her, her compassion and commitment to us never wavers.
The school responded to the lawsuit by canceling their contract with the bakery, which made them look a million times worse to the jury.
Let this be a lesson to virtue signaling SJWs – when you get woke, you go broke. The students in your school are powerless. Their protests mean nothing. They are gone after 3-4 years, but you and the local business have to keep a healthy relationship. Don’t let some privileged queefs running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt put you in financial ruin because you’re too gutless to stand up for them. Be the adult, expel kids who get arrested, and side with victims instead of criminals.
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It was white people that put and end to slavery in Europe and America but in brown nations slavery persists to this day. Blacks and people of all races owe the greatest debt of gratitude to White People for ending slavery!!!
In the real world Raimondo would get fired and the students expelled. But in the liberal world, although it cost the college millions, they’ll get rewarded.
Around a black
Watch your back
Feel good story of the year so far and if they get the $33 million and the insurance company successfully tells Uberlynne to fuck off it will be hard to beat short of Jesse Smollet coming out as a straight white republican or Jim Comey pissing his pants copiously while the Federal Marshalls drag him off
We want equality ohh shit now we got equality and we are required to pull our own weight lets go back to being victims because its just easier. Free College For Everyone so if we graduate we wont be expected to work in the non existent field of social justice economics we spent four years of partying/studying for
God this website gets me all riled up every single day, pulling my hair out, wondering how the hell did we get here. I fear the world that my three sons will be living in. White males from a lower-middle class family (meaning my wife and I both work all the time but are still poor because we have to pay for a family of 5 to survive, in addition to paying for the food stamps and Masshealth that the state gives out, no questions asked.
HOWEVER, I read a story like this, and think that maybe, mayyyybe there’s still hope for the future.
You aren’t alone. It’s the liberal, “we can save the world” morons who myopically vote (D) because it makes them believe they’re woke and one of the good ones.
We have Congress members who’ve been in office for decades, pushing the same liberal agendas, resulting in the demise of American values, and they only care about stopping Trump at any point.
Trump has been in politics for 2.5 years, and he’s already accomplished more than any single one of them!!
It’s time to vote w/your wallet, vote (R), both locally and nationally!! If not for yourself, do it for your children. Otherwise, the Dems will continue to take care of everyone else’s bastard children and the illegal children; they care more about illegals than they do about Americans.
Rant over. #MAGA #KAG
Hey Z, be sure to watch Tim Poole’s: Woke University, Oberlin, Just Screwed Themselves And May Lose MORE Money In Lawsuit. #GetWokeGoBroke
The best part is guess who’s getting a big tuition hike to cover the lawsuit?
Maybe “celebrity” Lena Dunham will pay the debt for Oberlin. Oh wait. Where would that talentless, ugly, SJW get millions? From her “hits?”
Maybe this chode “Elijah” can team up with Jussie Smollet and become like black superheroes Oppressed Man and Wypipo Slayer Warrior
So what happened to that squealing faggot that was arrested?
This is the problem with these students. Their lives are too comfortable and boring, so they have to invent bold, new problems in order to feel like their generation has meaning. Are they that desperate for a cause? Can’t they just settle for smoking pot and staying home like they do most days anyways? At least then, there would be 33 million fewer arguments as to why they are a waste of space. Their generation, and the generations that will come after them, will not amount to much, if they keep going down this road. Accept personal responsibility for victimizing an innocent business, be adults, lead productive lives, never settle for less, and make America better in the process, not worse.
Smells like accountability and it smells so sweet!
PC is gone with the wind, self responsibility is in for the win
The tides are a changin’ and it feels so nice
The school could care less…..33 million…..just got to raise tuition 1,000 dollars a year for 1000 students for the entire four year period…..award 33 million dollars in taxpayer funded student loans in financial aid packages and they’ve made heir money back.
When Lizzy or Bernie becomes president they’ll just make those loan balances magically disappear anyways
That’s 4 million dollars. Where’s the other $29 million coming from?
Just separate the races. Different schools, different stores, different teachers, water fountains, and waiting rooms.
I wonder if the Libs have to accuse someone of racism in order to achieve orgasm.
Oh wait, I think I heard someone from the faculty at Oberlin College.
That was like a shower for my soul!
Pay up liberal scum!
Aren’t they all “oppressed and marginalized”? Like all of ’em ALWAYS?
Trump was elected Nov 8, 2016. The Oberlin letter was dated the Nov 10, 2016. TDS was in full swing. LOL
Also, the othe day, The IRS was found guilty of harrassing, or whatever, Turn Out The Vote – a conservative organization. The scumbags audited them like 13 (33 maybe) and even had DCF go after the CEO and see if they could take away her kids.
It was so heart wrenching watching poor Elijah plead for his life to these jackbooted, white racist thugs. I laud the Oberlin students and faculty for standing up to racism. Dean Raimondo should be held up as a shining example on how to lead young people.
Was it a monkey wrench they used on his heart? He thought cryin’ would get him out of trouble…crying like a 8 yo girl who lost a Barbie. Justice was served in this case…finally.
The official response to losing
“Dear Members of the Oberlin Community:
I am writing to update you on the lawsuit that Gibson Bros., Inc. filed against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas in November 2017.
Following a trial that spanned almost a full month, the jury found for the plaintiffs earlier today.
We are disappointed with the verdict and regret that the jury did not agree with the clear evidence our team presented.
Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or its owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others. Rather, the College and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students’ freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests.
As we have stated, colleges cannot be held liable for the independent actions of their students. Institutions of higher education are obligated to protect freedom of speech on their campuses and respect their students’ decision to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Oberlin College acted in accordance with these obligations.
While we are disappointed with the outcome, Oberlin College wishes to thank the members of the jury for their attention and dedication during this lengthy trial. They contributed a great deal of time and effort to this case, and we appreciate their commitment.
Our team will review the jury’s verdict and determine how to move forward.
Donica Thomas Varner
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Look up Legal Insurrection and Donica Thomas Varner. L.I. feels Donica stepped it in it with the above response.
She crapped on the jurors and jurors aren’t finished.
The trial isn’t officially over until punitive damages are decided. The reason being (from L.I.):
Don’t accuse the jurors of disregarding the “clear evidence,” don’t repeat the same failed claim that the college administrators were simply keeping the peace and protecting free speech when numerous witnesses testified otherwise, and don’t claim the college was held liable vicariously when in fact the college’s own conduct was at issue.
The post-verdict email could be Exhibit A at the punitive damages hearing as to why the compensatory damages are not sufficient to send a message to Oberlin College and its administrators. Whether it will be an exhibit we’ll find out on Tuesday.
Z , what’s amazing is that these are alleged intellectuals. What a bunch of morons to put this out in writing. I hope the school removes these imbeciles. What a liberal cesspool
Classic Kruger-Dunning effect.
Give them a worthless degree in a nothing subject and their feelings of superiority rocket.
They think they’re too clever to have done anything wrong, when actually the opposite is true.
Fucking stupid, entitled cunts. I hope they’re hammered for damages.
In the end it will all work out. Oberlin will announce that they are merging with Hampshire College beginning in the fall of 2019. as part of the merger, the new college will declare bankruptcy with no funds to pay damages to Gibson’s.
Funny thing, Oberlin has an endowment of $887.4 million June 30, 2018 were and cries poverty and has faced a budget crunch the last few years. $819.9 million at June 30, 2017. So, they’ve profited from Trump, but they say donors are mostly responsible. Remember when the economy was going to be worse than the Weimar Republic or Zimbabwe?
Hampshire College has pocket lint, a fuzzy Certs and 2 Lincoln Wheat pennies from the 30s.
That lady with the big ugly tattoo is actually employed? I wouldn’t hire her to plug a leak in a wall with her fat ass
If Artie Lange and Chris Farley had a kid, that kid would be Meredith Raimondo.
Great job, chubby. You really stuck it to “The Man” there.
These colleges and universities are a disgrace. So are the public schools that start planting their liberal agendas into kids minds at a young age. What the public schools are doing is illegal and unethical. What the universities are doing is ensuring these Democrats keep getting elected. These same elected Democrats steal from the people they pander to. How stupid are they?
The dean is a man. Wonder where she got the snip snip chop chop? My guess Thailand, after he was done fucking 8 year old kids on some drug fueled child sex vacation. His idea of family planning is to just chop them off.
I knew a dude who went to that school, he’s from a family worth millions and has never done a fucking thing in his life.
Black privilege at its finest
Black privilege is a myth. Like a 3 color money cat just will never exist. The 2 words will never belong in the same sentence.
This runs deeper.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – there is nothing worse than being labeled as a racist in 2019. You’re better off being known as the guy who diddles the neighborhood kids, because at least he has a “disease.”
This is the truth. That’s why I find it hilarious when anyone spews racist words in this current day. They are so stupid to not know that they’re viewed as a pedophile. They just wonder why nobody wants to be around them. These people drink A LOT.
His name is Jonathan Aladin, but Elijah is way more hip and trendy….
Thank you for the feel good story of the year! After Rollin’s attitude on justice, woke Mass. Judges putting criminals right back on the street, and Maura Heally not doing her job at home, this helps restore my faith in the justice system.
Maura healy will never need a cumrag, just maybe a drippings cup
You should do this too.
Sent this to Gibsons:
You stood up for the rule of law and against the evil progressive fascists
Got this in response:
Gibsons Online Shop
Thank you for your email, and your kind words.
It has been a tumultuous two years, and we still have a journey to complete.
The jury may have delivered its verdict, but the court case is not completely over.
Once justice has been served and the court case concluded, a community needs our help to be restored, and our business needs to be rebuilt.
But the knowledge that we have people like you on our side, is reassuring and comforting.
Thanks again for taking time to put the Gibson family and Bakery in your thoughts.
Visit us at www.gibsonsbakeryandcandy.com
As they say, you learn something new everyday. I learned today that monkeys can and fact cry and when they cry they sound like spoiled little girls. Who knew?
My high school English teacher was an Oberlin alum. Complete asshole who made no effort to hide his hate for jocks. Every class was just him rambling about himself. His grading was totally arbitrary; I got a C- in his class and got a 640 on the English part of the SAT in the same year.
This is the feel-good story of the month! I read it twice and both times I read it with a smile on my face. Spoiled little fuckers a learning a lesson
will some one please fuck me I will squeal like a pig if that will seal the deal
‘Fraid not sweet cheeks.
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queer positions (queer theory seminar) was the best class i’ve taken at oberlin. prof. raimondo developed a brilliant syllabus (the readings and the overall progression), and led discussions and class extremely well. fair grading (if not gracious…). i will definitely continue to take her classes.
I’d rather have the late Sam Kinison as my professor.
God i love this story.
I only knew Oberlin existed because of Michelle Malkin attending and the stupid shit a couple of years ago where someone was walking around with a blanket draped over them and the morons thought it was the KKK.
Michelle Malkin – would.
Buckwheat seems to only own 1 sport coat and 1 dress shirt.
Malkin is almost 50 years old too it’s astounding what a babe she is.