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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Title IX is why Oberlin failed



Oberlin College was a pioneer in race and sex equality. In 1835, it became one of the first colleges to enroll a black student. In 1837, it became one of the first to enroll women.

But from a 19th century leader in tolerance, it is now a citadel of bigotry that must to pay $11 million to a bakery it discriminated against. You can thank the federal government for this transformation.

Specifically Title IX.

The law called for ending discrimination on college campuses. Certainly no one would disagree with that, and colleges went out of their way to bring in students of color and women.

By 1982 -- 10 years after its passage -- Title IX was obsolete. Women outnumbered men on college campuses and every school was integrated.

But mission accomplished are the two words dreaded in the bureaucracy because they end the mission.

With Title IX coordinators and their staffs on every college campus in America dependent on discrimination for their livelihoods, the bureaucracy looked for discrimination at every turn.

And with colleges dependent upon federal money, administrators made sure their Title IX  coordinators were happy.

Which leads us to Oberlin's demise. It hired Meredith Raimondo in 2003 as one of the professors in the newly formed Department of Comparative American Studies.

It describes itself as, "Comparative American studies uses interdisciplinary perspectives to guide students in their study of social, political, economic, and cultural processes within the United States as well as the role of the nation in a global context."

Raimondo is not a bad person. In fact, she was a popular professor. What was bad was the curriculum. Instead of teaching students how to think for themselves, the courses taught students what to think and what to think was that every facet of American society is evil, racist and sexist.

After all, without discrimination, there is no need for Title IX coordinators and their staffs.

Professor Raimondo went where the real money is on campus: administration.

In 2014, she landed the Title IX coordinator job. Within two years, she was interim dean of students.

Four months later, she got a call that a black student was caught stealing a bottle of wine from Gibson's Bakery.

She immediately swung into action. Instead of apologizing and reprimanding the student, she launched into a boycott of Gibson's. The college dropped its doughnut order, which I imagine was akin to killing the bakery.

The truth was the student broke the law and the bakery was not racist.

But the need for discrimination on college campuses is much greater than the need for truth.

Now a jury has determined Oberlin smeared the bakery as racist. Jurors awarded the bakery $11 million. We shall see what the judges and the appellate courts do.

I don't see the establishment tolerating such insolence from a mere jury. How dare they hold Oberlin accountable.

But the real problem is Title IX. How do you defeat corruption that hides behind a good idea?

After we drain the swamp in Washington, how about cleaning up these little messes across the land? One bakery shop cannot do it alone.

25 comments:

  1. Completely agree with you Don about Title IX but realistically there is no way any Congress would ever repeal Title IX because that would be "racist".

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    1. Exactly. That is the conundrum

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    2. Title IX, like so much of what Congress gives birth to, is in the bureaucrats' hands now. Compliance, compliance, compliance. - Gary B

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    3. Biological females are second to transwhatever now.

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  2. Until you get rid of the power of the uniparty in Congress, you won’t have much change. Trump is a good start, but so much more is needed to reduce the over reach of government. The huge increase in college administrators, that now outnumbers faculty is just a symptom of the issue.

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  3. Sad but true. When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.....

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  4. Part of a Title IX coordinator's job is education. Some people don't realize they are being discriminated against until they are taught to see racism everywhere.

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  5. The $11 million was just the compensatory damages. The jury hasn't awarded punitive damages yet, and that could bring the total up to $33 million. Oberlin's e-mail to alumni that got fired off, along with the arrogant tone-deafness with which they's already tried to defend themselves, may help make sure that Gibson's is awarded every penny the law says they can be given.

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    1. Exactly, Guy, and I read yesterday that $33 mill punitive could effectively put the college out of business. HAHAHAHA!! Ask not on whom the donut rolls, Oberlin, it rolls over thee.

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    2. Oberlin's Insurance Company has told them that their policy does not cover trash that got Oberlin sued. Where Oberlin will find 3 Million, is a real question. Frankly, it couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of leftards.

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    3. Oberlin has an endowment worth $700 million.

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    4. The endowment won’t make new students appear. Only radicals will be spending their $100k per year enrolled at this school. I would expect that Normal students decide to spend their money on a normal school.

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  6. Title 9 was never a good idea. It's purpose was to destroy, and that's about all it's ever done.

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  7. Pretty sure Hanover in Indiana had black students enrolled before Oberlin was founded.

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    1. Indeed it is! Benjamin Templeton began school in 1832. Odd. I shall fix. Don

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  8. "After we drain the swamp in Washington" Trump is not draining the swamp he's filling it up even more his spending is proof of that.

    A trillion a year deficit in boom times is unprecedented. And the next recession will double that easily.

    Y'all aren't genuine conservatives at all you're all complicit in selling out your grandchildren.

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    1. Democrats and leftists are a gazillion times worse.

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    2. A trillion a year makes Trump a piker in comparison to your black messiah. Guess that means you've already sold out your children and grandchildren.

      dee

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  9. Not allowing black kids to shoplift is considered "white supremacy."

    There's no reconciliation with folks this far gone down the rabbit hole. I don't know what happens to this country...

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    1. I had a friend who worked as a Public Defender. He said the hardest part of his job was to interview a "client" in jail and try to convince him that what he did was illegal and wrong. They just couldn't get it.

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  10. Use jiujitsu. Use title IX to destroy women's sports in a controlled burn.

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    1. looks like the target seeking radar on the ss (simply silly) transgender is locked in firmly on that goal.
      waterman

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  11. Comparative American Studies? Sounds like one of those real bread and butter, useful sort of curriculums that qualifies the recipient to go on to great things like welfare while living with their parents.

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  12. Title IX covers discrimination that is gender based. Race has nothing to do with it.

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