Wednesday, December 01, 2010

More racial injustice in Rep. Fred Upton's Berrien County

Lawrence Sherman, age 59, was until very recently a student at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He would have graduated in May, 2011, most likely with all A's.

1. Sherman went to the college employment office and stated that the office would not find him a job because of his appearance. He admits he doesn't pay a lot of attention to dress and hygiene.

2. Two women in the office asked him to sit down. When he attempted to stand up, they pushed him down, even finding a third woman to help them repeatedly push him into the chair. They (3 white women) wouldn't allow him to stand, and went so far as to call the police, who, upon arrival were told that he 'cursed' at them. (You can't make this stuff up.) He insists that he doesn't use that language.

3. The women likely figured out that they could be accused of assault, and decided to accuse him first. Of cursing, no less.

4. After a hearing and "investigation" by a college official, Lawrence Sherman was SUSPENDED from Lake Michigan College.


Anonymous said...

This is so far from the truth, it's hilarious. However it's sad at the same time, because there are cases were there is obviously racial injustice and this is not even close. The author of this piece was obviously misled or just enjoys creating fictitious accounts of racial injustice, because he wasn't there. I was there. This man was never pushed by any of the three women.

There are enough real cases of racial injustice that exist without us making things up.

Anonymous said...

Jackie Johnson, Cherry Williams, (the ones who repeatedly pushed Sherman) and another female employee in the office were white. No one else was around. A faculty member, Stephen D. Jukuri, Phd., testified on behalf of Sherman. He entered office and heard the women telling Sherman to stay seated and not to leave, but missed seeing the pushing. To sense the racial abuse here, try to picture this happening with Sherman as a white man being forced to sit, unable to leave. Not easy to visualize in Berrien County.