My family was falsely accused of racism by a powerful school in a small town. Our business was destroyed. We won our case. But the school is refusing to pay.
This is somehow the most heartbreaking piece I’ve ever read on here. You lived a good productive life, did everything right, and the jackals came to take everything.
The college is trying to withhold funds until your business goes under. There must be a way to force them to pay. What's the point of the courts otherwise? I hope you get the money soon and you are able to rebuild.
This is the insanity of today. A black adult stealing things he doesn’t need is a public statement of political righteousness. A white person saying, “hey, give me back those things you stole“ is violence.￼
Your story absolutely breaks my heart and, as a lawyer, I know how long and incredibly painful the fight for justice can be, although I’ve never been through anything like your ordeal. But you have done your country and your community a great service. Our great academic institutions have become corrupt and intolerant, and have succumbed to a perverted ‘woke’ agenda which seeks to destroy everything it does not understand or agree with; it is a travesty. By standing up to the lies and the bullying you are exposing a huge problem for America (and most of the world in fact). Thank you for your courage and determination. I can only imagine what it has cost you and $36 million won’t come close to paying that price. But I hope Oberlin College does pay you the money and, more importantly, it and others learn from this experience.
My daughter went to Oberlin and I am familiar with this store. I found it amazing that Oberlin would have acted as they did in this incident. Oberlin has a reputation as a good school and the students I knew there were admirable. But the administration is extremely 'progressive' and sees racism and oppression everywhere, without evidence. Although my daughter loved Oberlin I would not recommend students go there. They have really lost any moral standing that they earned dating back to the Underground Railroad days. Shame on Oberlin.
This is disgusting. I read the original story months ago. What was done to these people was horrible. And the instigator refuses to pay damages. This should be a nation wide story that brings the college to its knees.
Progressives are a hate group, and it's time we recognize them for what they really are.
Thank you. As a black man, I am particularly disgusted by the behavior of the Oberlin administration and its students.
Is there any way we could put together a public relations drive to shame the school into honoring its obligation to you?
It’s really foolish of Oberlin not to pay up and put the issue to bed. The incident sullies Oberlin’s name & reputation as well. It comes across as intolerant and insensitive to its surrounding community- and who wants to live in that atmosphere? Why would a young person want to attend & then graduate from such a mean-spirited institution?
I read about Oberlin’s loss on appeal the other day and read the article to my husband. I was so relieved that the college lost. But we often don’t know all the details on a personal level. What a nightmare for your family. I hope the college will forced to pay through the threat of sanctions, and that your lawyer can do this.
Boycott Oberlin College.
Thank you Lorna, I believe every word of your story is Truth. Thank you for writing it. Our society is becoming devoid of all reason and justice and I am afraid we might have accept this as the norm
Anyone remember the movie Mr Smith Goes to Washington? While I cannot remember the details of the movie I am reminded of the Jimmy Stewart character and his quest for fairness and honesty. Oberlin has long been viewed as the quintessential small liberal arts school with high academic standards. Many of us have known for DECADES how far left they in fact are ( faculty especially but most students and graduates too) . They have shown over the past five years how truly vile and disgusting they are and the fact that those on the left have not roundly condemned the school and its supporters shows their hypocrisy in bright bold colors. Time to pay up deadbeats.
These seems like a perfect opportunity for a fundraiser to cover expenses while waiting for Oberlin to exhaust appeals.
Lorna -we are here to support you. Ill
Look for you on Gold Belly. Time to go online. Academia is the next doomed industry. Its only a matter of time. My college (adjunct here) is cutting costs fast and furious. I wont be teaching for long and thats ok. Academia’s purpose is going away. Fine arts degrees no longer make sense. The only reason to go to college is for a STEM degree and my guess is Oberlin isn't top notch there either.
Foreclosure on Oberlin -- attach every asset you can find. They will quickly see the light when the sheriff is walking them out of their buildings and the bank is blocking their funds...