OBERLIN, Ohio – A long-term relationship between one of America’s most liberal colleges, and a beloved family bakery is in tatters amid accusations of racial profiling.
The dispute began in November 2016, with the arrest of three black students from Ohio’s Oberlin College, who tried to steal the wine from Gibson’s Bakery.
The bakery filed a lawsuit last month accusing the college and a top dean of slandering Gibson’s as a “racist institution” and taking steps to destroy the family livelihood.
The three students pleaded guilty to attempted theft and trespassing and said that the store was not racist. Even so, students continue with the boycott of Gibson’s alleged racial profiling.
Oberlin was one of the first colleges to regularly women and minorities. But for the conservatives, but also more recently has become a symbol of political correctness gone awry.