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10. People don't usually "fling around charges of racism"
Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:33 PM
Jun 2019

We're always being told to be vewwy vewwy careful when calling out instances of racism because "it will make it harder to deal with racism when it REALLY happens." And cases like this, where an allegation of racism is successfully challenged, are treated as "examples" to be followed by anyone thinking of alleging discrimination in the future.

Yet these warnings and examples don't seem to get pulled out in other types of cases where an allegation is successfully challenged. "You'd better not accuse that guy of running you over with his car because he didn't mean to do it and you don't look all that injured and that will make it hard for some other person to claim theyvwere damaged when someone intentionally runs them over and kills them" and "See, that guy lost his breach of contract. THAT will show people not to go around carelessly accusing anyone of breach of contract!" said no one ever.

These arguments seem to be limited to allegations of discrimination.

I'm not surprised when people like Jared Kushner do it ("When a lot of the Democrats call the president a racist, I think they’re doing a disservice to people who suffer because of real racism in this country".) but it's really a shame to hear it from our friends.

11 million reasons Jake Stern Jun 2019 #1
Do you have personal knowledge - or are you jumping in without knowing all the facts? Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #2
The three students that were arrested plead guilty. MichMan Jun 2019 #3
And no blacks who are innocent Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #14
Called the police predominantly on people of color? Jake Stern Jun 2019 #24
My point was merely that arrest and guilty plea Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #30
A quote from one of the students melm00se Jun 2019 #4
As I said, my knowledge is personal - Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #15
Were you a member of the jury ? MichMan Jun 2019 #31
As I said I have personal knowledge Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #32
If you think they're seeing a penny of that 11 million Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #7
They won't get a quarter of it Jake Stern Jun 2019 #12
Either that or folks are forgetting what life was like when they were in college... Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #16
They are very fortunate that they didn't have felony convictions exboyfil Jun 2019 #18
I also know damn well if some white kids did this, Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #19
"Let's make an example out of those black kids vibe"? Jake Stern Jun 2019 #23
I hope you get through this okay. OneBro Jun 2019 #29
People don't usually "fling around charges of racism" StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #10
In this instance they did fling it around Jake Stern Jun 2019 #11
An earlier (two years ago) thread regarding the incident. Dr. Strange Jun 2019 #5
Meredith Raimondo needs to join Melissa Click at Gonzaga exboyfil Jun 2019 #6
Why Was Oberlin RobinA Jun 2019 #8
Apparently the college even demanded that they be notified of shoplifters instead of the police. Quackers Jun 2019 #9
That's a problem a lot of colleges have - Ms. Toad Jun 2019 #13
According to the complaint, a Facebook post by an Oberlin academic department stated, "Gibson's has Celerity Jun 2019 #17
Wow... Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #20
They weren't held liable for the students' actions. I think they were held liable for the acts of StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #21
It seems to say that it was a FB post by an official department of Oberlin Celerity Jun 2019 #22
It is sad that this even reached the level it did ripcord Jun 2019 #25
How did this get ramped up to $11 million? shanen Jun 2019 #26
They left the store with two bottles of wine exboyfil Jun 2019 #27
The exact breakdown was... Dr. Strange Jun 2019 #28
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