A jury ruled in favor of Gibson’s Bakery over the weekend; awarding the local business more than $44 million in damages after a Oberlin College organized a boycott against the store following the 2016 presidential election.
“The Lorain County jury overseeing the trial between Gibson’s Bakery and Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo has ruled in the bakery’s favor, announcing $11 million in compensatory damages last Friday and an additional $33.2 million in punitive damages yesterday. Of the total $44.2 million, it is possible that the assigned punitive damages will be reduced to $22 million because of an Ohio state law that caps punitive damages at twice the amount of compensatory damages,” reports the Oberlin Review.
Oberlin administrators and professors called for the boycott after three black students were arrested on the premises; accusing the bakery of “racial profiling.”
Following the arrest, students organized a 12-hour protest outside Gibson’s Bakery.
Court documents now reveal the students were attempting to shoplift and physically assaulted an employee.
Justice done in Gibsons bakery case https://t.co/b7FhB8j0Vc
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 8, 2019
“The jury found the College … guilty of libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and improper interference in the business relationship between Gibson’s and Bon Appétit, Oberlin’s food management company,” adds the Review.
“Colleges cannot be held liable for the independent actions of their students,” said the school’s Vice President. “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.”
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CAMPUS CHAOS: California to Allow Homeless Students to Sleep in CARS on Campus
California is poised to enact legislation in the coming days that would allow “homeless college students” to sleep in their cars on campus after hours; raising serious concerns from parents and residents over the security and safety in the area.
“With thousands of community college students in California either homeless or facing the threat of homelessness, the state assembly in Sacramento is considering a bill that would allow those students to legally sleep overnight in their vehicles at campus parking lots and structures,” reports Fox News.
“The new bill, which was sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Berman, would permit any student in good standing at their community college to use their school’s parking system as a place to sleep overnight,” adds the author.
“Unfortunately, this is all too common throughout California, with one in four community college students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness,” said the author behind the bill.
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CAMPUS CHAOS: Liberal Colleges Clampdown on 'Offensive' Halloween Costumes
As college students prepare to enjoy Halloween festivities throughout the country, liberal universities across the US are releasing new guidelines restricting costumes that some may find “offensive.”
The “Inclusion” policy released by Northern Arizona University warns students of the dangers of “cultural appropriation,” telling them to avoid dressing as caricatures of a “culture that is not one’s own.”
“Cultural appropriation means adopting a cultural product in terms of local meanings and practices. In its broadest sense the term means taking an existing cultural form from one social group and replaying it in another with different meanings or practices,” said the school’s website.
The University of St. Thomas also released policies regarding “acceptable student costumes” in an article titled, “Costume or Cultural Appropriation?”
“The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and Halloween is just around the corner. Many would argue that Halloween is the day of the year where you can be whoever, or whatever you want. However, it’s important to know the distinction between what is funny and what is cultural appropriation,” writes the author.
“Does my costume represent a culture that is not my own?” it urges students to ask before leaving their dormitories.
Read the liberal memo below: