To the editor:
Having lived in Oberlin for over 53 years, I’ve gotten to know three generations of Gibsons. In those years, and even today, I have known them to be a big part of our diverse community, always generous to its needs and never exhibiting the “racism” they are being accused of.
The issue should be focused on “stealing and theft” that goes on frequently at Gibson’s Bakery and other small businesses in this community. How can one stay in business?
My wife and I fully understand racism and discrimination in our lives, from the events that befell our childhood lives forced into America’s concentration camp, with our life in Cleveland’s Hough area, to racial discrimination in employment in our young lives.
Let’s not make excuses when they are not warranted. Focus on what transpired: theft.
Roy U. Ebihara