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.