The Oberlin Review

Right-Wing Activist Poses as Student, Secretly Films Professors

Oliver Bok, News editor

November 6, 2015

Oberlin College has joined an exclusive club that includes NPR, the New Jersey Teachers Unions, Planned Parenthood and ACORN — organizations that conservative activist James O’Keefe has infiltrated under false pretenses, secretly recorded and then sought to embarrass. In a video posted on the conservative website Campus Reform Tuesday, an associate of O’Keefe posing as an Oberlin student named “Angela Boynton” asks College professors for support, saying she had been triggered by someone handing out the United States Constitution on campus. “Boynton” secretly videotaped the professors’ responses without their consent. Responding to the fake student’s fabricated mental health issue, Professor of Hist...

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