Jury Awards Bakery $11.2 Million, Says Oberlin Official Falsely Accused It of Racial Profiling

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Oberlin College, a highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Ohio, with a long tradition of providing educational opportunities for African Americans, has been assessed a $11.2 million penalty from a Ohio jury. The case involved three Black students who claimed they were victims of racial profiling after they were caught stealing from a local bakery. The ruling found that the “college inflicted emotional distress, interfered with business relationships and libeled the family-owned bakery in downtown Oberlin.” In 2016, three Black students were arrested after they were ca...

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