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Essay by Neil McLaughlin “ Rich Private College in the US are Fuelling Inequality- and right-wing populism

Oberlin College in Ohio recently lost a $25 million lawsuit to a local bakery, sending shock waves through American higher education.

Jul 10, 2019

This essay discusses the case of shop-lifting and the controversies associated with general racism in American and the specific incident. The implications of the legal decision for universities is discussed. The essay highlights the role played by the wealthy private college status of Oberlin in creating a cultural war with local residents.  The implications for broader political trends in Trump’s America are stressed. Read the full essay on The Conversation.