Tag: Oberlin College

The White Robes

People, you can’t make this shit up:

Reports on Monday that someone was walking around the campus of Oberlin College in Ku Klux Klan regalia — for which the Ohio liberal arts college cancelled an entire day’s classes — may have been a huge misunderstanding. That’s the sense one gets from reading a comprehensive report published on Tuesday morning by the local paper, the Chronicle-Telegram, which traced the early-morning sighting to someone wearing a blanket: “Oberlin police Lt. Mike McCloskey said that authorities did find a pedestrian wrapped in a blanket. He said police interviewed another witness later in the day and that person also saw a female walking with a blanket.” But no KKK garb.

To be fair to Oberlin, they have had a recent spate of racist graffiti although it’s not entirely clear whether that’s racists or people pretending to be. But as the article notes, even we assume some idiot is running around … OK, wait it’s Oberlin .. some idiot-even-by-Oberlin’s-standards is running around doing this, why give him the satisfaction of canceling classes? I would lay 7-to-1 odds that if they ever catch the racist graffiti guy, he will turn out be not a racist but a troll. Does Oberlin not know that the first rule of the internet is don’t feed the fucking trolls?