Get Woke, Go Broke: ‘Social Justice’ Agenda Leads Oberlin College Into Crisis

http://theothermccain.com/2018/02/27/oberlin-college-social-justice-debt-crisis/

Meredith Raimondo is vice president and dean of students at Oberlin College, an elite liberal arts school in Ohio where the annual cost of attendance (tuition, room and board) is $68,672. Dean Raimondo is also named as a defendant in two lawsuits against Oberlin:

Oberlin College faces two serious lawsuits arising out of social justice activism on campus.
One suit, by a local bakery boycotted by Oberlin students and administration based on apparently false claims the bakery racially profiled students, has been permitted to move forward. . . .
[T]hree Oberlin students were arrested for shoplifting at Gibson’s bakery. Oberlin students claimed racial profiling, and mounted protests and a boycott supported by college student groups, administrators and faculty. The boycott continued even after police released data showing there was no racial profiling in shoplifting arrests at the bakery, and the three students pled guilty. . . . Gibson’s sued the college and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, for defamation and multiple other claims.
The Gibson’s lawsuit has caused a town-gown split that pits the privileged college and students against ordinary community members. . . .
In another lawsuit, an expelled Oberlin College male student sued claiming the hearing process was biased and stacked against men. . . .
A male student who was expelled from campus in October 2016 for alleged sexual assault has filed a federal lawsuit against Oberlin. . . . [T]he lawsuit contains allegations which, if proven, reflect that Oberlin’s system for adjudicating sexual assault accusations was fundamentally biased against males, at least during the 2015-2016 academic year.
As in the Gibson’s lawsuit, the alleged conduct of Dean of Students Raimondo was at issue.
[T]he student sought to file an Amended Complaint, after discovering a YouTube video in which Raimondo allegedly made statement evidencing bias against males.

Dean Raimondo is allegedly complicit both in the false accusation of racism against Gibson’s Bakery and an anti-male policy under which 100% of students accused of sexual misconduct were found guilty.

Meanwhile, declining enrollment has provoked a budget crisis at Oberlin:

President Carmen Ambar and other senior administrators have launched an 11-day presentation campaign in which all College and Conservatory faculty, administrative and professional staff, Student Senate, student media, and other constituencies will see the largest overview of Oberlin’s financial situation to date, along with Ambar’s proposed plan to rectify Oberlin’s ever-worsening deficit

Because the only thing taught at Oberlin is radical ideology (see “The Cult of Social Justice,” The American Spectator, Dec. 15, 2015), the students are constantly protesting against “imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, and a cissexist heteropatriarchy.” Oberlin’s enrollment is declining because no intelligent parent would pay $68,672 a year for this kind of left-wing indoctrination. And yet the only reason Dean Raimondo has her job is because she is a feminist who has dedicated her career to promoting “progressive” ideology.

Everybody knows that academics seeking faculty tenure must pursue the “publish or perish” principle. What kind of research Meredith Raimondo has published? The only thing I could find was an article (“Intensifications: Representing Gender and Sexuality at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS”) included in a 2005 anthology, Just Advocacy: Women’s Human Rights, Transnational Feminisms, and the Politics of Representation. Feminist advocacy was the sole rationale of Dean Raimondo’s teaching career, as she explained in 2014 when Oberlin bestowed an “Excellence in Teaching Award” on her. She declared that “social justice principles . . . are a key intellectual component of our work,” and described her “research interests” as “gender and sexuality, health inequalities, and social movements.”

Because feminism is the raison d’être of Dean Raimondo’s career, it was therefore a clear indication of Oberlin’s agenda in July 2014 when she was appointed special assistant to the president for diversity, equity, and inclusion and Title IX coordinator:

Raimondo’s position was developed as a result of conversations that happened on campus over the past 18 months about how best to meet the college’s obligation to respond to allegations of gender? and sex-based discrimination and harassment in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act, and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013 (SaVE). . . .
“The current national conversation about addressing sexual misconduct on college campuses is one example of the ways in which equity issues are deeply connected to educational opportunity,” says Raimondo. “I’m proud to be at a campus taking responsible and proactive steps on these issues.”

What this means, in practice, is that Oberlin is committed to abolishing heterosexuality on campus. If you are a male student at Oberlin, you can be expelled for engaging in any heterosexuality activity, because Meredith Raimondo’s policy is that the only thing necessary to prove a male student guilty of rape is to accuse him. All students at Oberlin are indoctrinated with hatred of “heteropatriarchy,” but there are probably no girls on campus that a boy would find sexually attractive, even if it weren’t for the administration’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual agenda. The typical Oberlin girl is a “queer feminist” like Kaela Elias, whose entire worldview is based on fear and loathing of “cishet white males.”

“I recently learned that the guy who lives next to me and literally never even makes eye contact with me is a REPUBLICAN. I am scared.”
— Kaela Elias, Dec. 14, 2015

A Republican at Oberlin? Why would any Republican go to such a school? Would any Republican expect his parents to pay $68,672 a yearfor him to attend Oberlin, where everybody on campus hates Republicans, and all the girls are “queer feminists” who would probably accuse him of rape if he ever made eye contact with them? The appointment of Meredith Raimondo as dean of students in November 2016 signified that hostility to “cishet white males” is now the official ideology at Oberlin.

“Get woke, go broke.” Social justice is bad for business, and the financial woes at Oberlin — which is now facing multimillion-dollar deficits, in addition to two lawsuits — demonstrate that promoting an ideology hostile to capitalism has harmful consequences even in the taxpayer-subsidized cocoon of elite academia. “Falling enrollment at Oberlin is a key driver of the financial problems,” William Jacobson writes. “At some point Oberlin will have to confront whether the over-the-top social activism on campus, which dominates national media coverage of Oberlin, has reached the tipping point.”

Male Feminist Dr Umar Johnson Says “Only Weak Black Men Date White Women” – Really Bruh???

Male Feminist Dr Umar Johnson Says “Only Weak Black Men Date White Women” – Really Bruh???

Exposing Corruption Under Every Rock

Thanks SoloTv84 aka Solomon Jones for bringing this short clip to my attention.

Evidence:

It’s amazing how these pro blacks share the same terminology and rhetoric as the modern day black witch. Once again the bread and circus court jester known as Dr Umar Johnson has decided to speak on interracial dating, more specifically black men dating and marrying white women and yet again he continues to place his proverbial foot in his own mouth. At this juncture this guy is nothing short of a long-term running joke, does Umar Johnson even think before speaking into the microphone and conducting these interviews?

Everytime Dr Umar Johnson prattles off his garbage concerning black men implementing SYSBM ie choosing to expand upon their dating and marriage options, these interviewers always seem to conveniently forget to ask Dr Johnson one simple question:

If black women are so great and you’re so adamant about…

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Bloc Québécois decimated as 7 of 10 MPs quit

The Bloc Québécois, the sovereigntist party that once formed Canada’s Official Opposition, is in crisis mode after seven of its 10 MPs quit.

​The party made the announcement after a caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, pointing to party head Martine Ouellet’s leadership style as their reason for leaving.

A statement from the party said the seven will form a separate parliamentary group.

The caucus was divided into two camps: those who support Ouellet as leader and the seven who accuse her of being authoritarian.

“The crisis shaking the Bloc Québécois is bad for both the party itself and the sovereigntist movement,” said the party in a French statement.

“The differences we have with our leader are unfortunately too great for a lasting peace to be envisaged.”

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bloc-quebecois-ouellet-1.4555185

WALLACE: Patrick Brown launches libel suit against CTV

Patrick Brown, as he has for some time suggested he would, launched a libel lawsuit Friday against CTV News over their now infamous tale of sexual misconduct.

The lawsuit claims CTV broadcast a “false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory newscast of and concerning him” on Jan. 24 that “have subjected him to ridicule, hatred and contempt and have caused and will continue to cause damage to his reputation personally and in the way of his office, profession, trade and calling.”

By now it would be difficult to find anyone in this province who hasn’t heard about the CTV story that alleged Brown fed alcohol to two young women and tried to have his way with them.

 

In one case, CTV alleged, the accuser was in high school some 10 years ago when she and a mutual friend met Brown in a Barrie bar and illegally started feeding her drinks. The three left the bar for Brown’s home, where in his upstairs bedroom he pressured the teen into performing oral sex on him.

Except, as is now known, it didn’t and couldn’t have happened that way.

Brown initially denied wrongdoing but in the current #MeTooenvironment, who believed him?

Then in an interview with the Toronto Sun, Brown provided evidence that he lived in a ground-floor apartment that didn’t even have a bedroom door when the accuser was in high school. The Sun spoke with the “mutual friend” the accuser named to CTV who said the night in the Barrie bar had never happened.

CTV then reported that the first accuser had changed part of her story, saying she had been 19 and of legal drinking age at the time of the alleged incident but was sticking to the main allegations in the story, as was CTV.

The second accuser was a former summer student who worked for Brown in 2013 and alleged Brown plied her with booze at a charity fundraiser in Barrie and subsequently at an after-party at his house kissed and groped her and tried to pressure her into having sex in a manner she described as a “sexual assault.”

Brown vehemently denied those allegations as well, and in his interview with the Sun said the young woman had in fact, kissed him, not the other way around, and that seeing she’d been drinking and figuring she’d be embarrassed he promptly took her home.

Multiple sources contacted by the Sun confirmed at least parts of Brown’s version of events. A woman he had been dating at the time, and who was at the after-party that night, said she’d been “annoyed” because the young woman had been following Brown around like a puppy all night. A man who the young woman alleged had been in Brown’s bedroom briefly with her and Brown told the Sun that never happened. Another woman told the Sun the second accuser confided in her the following day that there had indeed been a kiss, but that nothing more had happened.

Brown passed two lie detector tests recently that was conducted by one of Canada’s most reputable polygraph experts that not only confirmed his version of events in both cases but exceeded standards of truthfulness used by the RCMP and FBI.

The libel suit filed Friday contains the following sentence: “The full extent of the damages suffered by Patrick Brown is unknown,” which in the dangerously understated language of such suits potentially means a dollar figure with a lot of zeroes at the end at some point.

For now, there no figure was attached to the suit, although there was the standard demand for “a full apology and retraction” from CTV.

 

WALLACE: Patrick Brown launches libel suit against CTV

Kenya: Muslims murder three Christians, scream “these infidels should be wiped out”

Suspected members of Islamic jihad group Al Shabaab shot three Christians to death in northeastern Kenya after bursting into their sleeping quarters at a primary school. Murdering Christians is a common activity for these jihadis, for the reason indicated by one of the murderers, who said: “These infidels should be wiped out.”

Islamic jihadis have already wiped out Christians to a great degree in the Middle East, and the aim is to do the same in Africa.

With the open borders policies implemented by irresponsible policymakers, the jihad has not remained in those locations, but has expanded into the Western Hemisphere.

It was reported in September 2016 that Mexico was helping bring a flood of unvetted African Muslim migrants to Mexican cities, bordering the U.S. border, many of which were from the Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed….

Mexican immigration authorities have been spotted ferrying the asylum seekers from shelters and plazas to international bridges with the U.S.

Meantime, the willfully blind continue to lambaste Trump for his responsible efforts to control American borders.

 

“Suspected members of Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab shot three Christians to death in northeastern Kenya at 1 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 16), sources said,” Morning Star News, February 19, 2018:

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Suspected members of Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab shot three Christians to death in northeastern Kenya at 1 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 16), sources said.

Targeting Kenyans who came from other areas to work in predominantly Somali Wajir, some 100 miles from the Somali border, the suspected terrorists from the Somali rebel group entered the sleeping quarters of personnel at Qarsa Primary School and killed two Christian teachers and the wife of one of them, sources told Morning Star News.

After killing Seth Oluoch Odada, his wife Caroline and teacher Kevin Shari, one of the assailants said in the Somali language, “These infidels [non-Muslims] should be wiped out,” a teacher who survived the attack told a worker at Wajir Referral Hospital, the worker told Morning Star News.

The pastor of an area church, undisclosed for security reasons, told Morning Star News that Odada and his wife attended his church.

“We are very concerned about this selective kind of attack on non-locals who are also Christians in this region,” the pastor said. “Our other church members are not safe. Many of the church members, including teachers, have started fleeing the area to their home villages, and some did not attend the church for the Sunday service.”

It was not known if Shari belonged to a church. The bodies of those killed have been transferred to Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi.

The hospital worker said that after shooting the couple, one of the assailants entered the house Shari shared with the surviving teacher.

The gunman shot at Shari, and the same bullet struck the hand of the survivor, who fell down and pretended to be dead, the hospital source said, adding that the injured man said the shooter wore a mask typical of Al Shabaab militants.

The area pastor said local people believe area residents have joined Al Shabaab.

“I think these are the people who killed the three Christians,” he said….

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/02/kenya-muslims-murder-three-christians-scream-these-infidels-should-be-wiped-out