Another Oberlin fake hate crime?
Via The DC
An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years.
The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies at the smallish liberal arts school about 35 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, reports The Morning Journal News.
An alleges that comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”
According to the Oberlin College website, Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).”
An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged in a pattern of harassment since 2006 that includes loud, disruptive behavior in faculty meetings and pointing his finger in An’s face.
“His erratic and abusive behavior has caused immense instability in the department,” the lawsuit states, according to The Morning Journal News.
The suit — filed in early March — seeks at least $25,000 in damages from Oberlin on the theory that Oberlin has failed to address the continued harassment.
School representatives have not commented publicly on the allegations.
Oberlin is best known, of course, for a 2013 hoax involving two Obama-supporting white kids who allegedly circulated virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus.