Oberlin Cancels Classes Over Racist Vandalism, Two Students Held
Oberlin College, which usually makes the news for its outspoken progressive values, cancelled classes on Monday due to a rash of racist vandalism including swastikas and "whites only" written in sensitive locations.
Racist vandalism at Oberlin caused the school President to cancel classes on Monday. The most recent reports say that two students are being held in connection to the vandalism
Oberlin is my alma mater, and I can confirm the general sentiment that it's a haven for progressive thought. It's also a place where, if you wanted to get a reaction from people for offensive gestures, you couldn't really pick a better spot. I was there when the U.S. began bombing Iraq in 2003, and the next day, classes were effectively optional as many faculty participated in a campus-wide teach-in. Whoever is behind the KKK garb, the "whites only" and swastika graffiti, and everything else, he/she/they are doing it with the purpose of provoking a reaction. They will probably get caught, and their lives will never be the same.
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