Thanks to the Daily Mail and its rather aggressive interrogation of woke Oberlin College, it appears that the university is finally paying up the $36M+ it owes to the Gibson family for nearly ruining their business over lies.
Previously, young men who were stealing from the bakery were arrested, yet, due to the skin color of the young men, the bakery was accused of racism and every other vicious racial remark under the sun by Oberlin College and its woke students.
Despite the fact said bakery never demonstrated racism, merely a lack of tolerance for open theft of its merchandise.
Nonetheless, the college preferred to denigrate a small business rather than call out criminals for who and what they truly are, which caused immense damage to the family’s business.
The Gibsons subsequently sued and won in court, though it didn’t stop the arrogant university from continuing to smear their business.
The Gibsons detailed the continued abuse in a letter, where they wrote about the various vicious ways in which the college continues to take aim at their business and harm them.
“The continuing conduct of which the Gibsons have become aware and which has brought the Gibsons to their knees include the following: Oberlin College’s authorized new student tour guides are still being heard to say don’t shop at Gibsons Bakery when the tours pass in front of the store; neither the College, its administrators, nor its professors have resumed any ordering of the Gibson’s products for College events; and notices still denigrating the Gibsons are posted in College buildings for students and their families to see,” the Gibsons noted.
Between that behavior and the refusal to pay out millions, the university finally realized that, unlike the BLM thugs it supports, it actually has to follow the law.
In an Oberlin College press release, the “higher learning” institute made it clear that they were greatly displeased by being held accountable.
“We are disappointed by the Court’s decision,” the school sneered, “however, this does not diminish our respect for the law and the integrity of our legal system. This matter has been painful for everyone. We hope that the end of the litigation will begin the healing of our entire community.”
Oh sure. Such “respect” for the law that the school choose to demonize a small business rather than defend the business against the thugs who think they have a right to whatever, whenever.
“We value our relationship with the City of Oberlin, and we look forward to continuing our support of and partnership with local businesses as we work together to help our city thrive,” the press release added insincerely.
“Thrive” with more of the protests over racism? No thanks.
The Gibson family attorney, Brandon McHugh, had a much more accurate view of the situation, which was explicitly clear in his statements.
“The jury recognized Oberlin College’s bullying tactics. The students admitted their misconduct, but Oberlin College could never admit that they were wrong,” McHugh began, “they presumed that they could bring the Gibsons to their knees. The power of truth has enabled the Gibson family to survive Oberlin’s onslaught.”
In other words, woke students showed more accountability than university administrators.
“While Oberlin College has still refused to admit they were wrong, the jury, a unanimous panel from the court of appeals, and a majority of the Ohio Supreme Court decided otherwise,” McHugh continued, “now, the Gibsons will be able to rebuild the business their family started 137 years ago and keep the lights on for another generation.”
Something a university would know nothing about, considering all the students it shamelessly puts student in debt to fund its mostly useless operations.
Useless operations that manage to pull in multiple millions, as evidenced by its snarky press release.
“The size of this verdict is significant. However, our careful financial planning, which includes insurance coverage, means that we can satisfy our legal obligation without impacting our academic and student experience,” Oberlin said primly.
In other words, the school never had any issue with paying the amount of money owed; it had an issue paying for its wrongdoing, period.
Luckily, every now and then, the little guy can still win against elitist institutions.
As declared by McHugh, “truth still matters, and David has overcome Goliath.”
Author: Jane Jones