Evidently, there is a real price to pay for being a left-wing fringe college as Oberlin has recently found out. Three black men entered Gibson’s and tried to steal some wine.
When they were caught, the three beat the attendant on duty. The college and the dean labeled Gibson’s as being racists and tried to ruin their business, even going so far as to have college guides telling students that Gibson’s was a racist shop. They then sued the college and the dean for defamation and after a short court battle were awarded a total of $44 million dollars.
The three men admitted they were guilty and that the bake shop was not racist.
In December 2017, as reported by TGP reporter Cassandra Fairbanks, an Ohio bakery filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College and its dean for slander, after the establishment was branded as “racist” after three black men assaulted the shopkeeper and were arrested for attempting to steal wine.
The men had claimed that they were simply trying to purchase the wine from Gibson’s Bakery using fake identification cards, but pleaded guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing in August. Campus Reform reports that part of their plea agreement included an admission that their actions were wrong and that the store had no racist intentions.
Allyn Gibson, the person working at the shop at the time, was repeatedly accused of racial profiling after being assaulted by the men — though no evidence was ever provided of his alleged racism. The Oberlin Student Senate even passed a resolution claiming that Gibson had “a history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment.”