Local Historian Outraged by Oberlin C...

Local Historian Outraged by Oberlin Cemetery Thefts

There are 6 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 5, 2010, titled Local Historian Outraged by Oberlin Cemetery Thefts. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

An African-American historian is outraged after several monuments are stolen from a well-known cemetery.

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Cleveland-West_S ide

Erie, PA

#1 Aug 5, 2010
Check on eBay and Craigslist.

United States

#2 Aug 6, 2010
Cleveland-West_Side wrote:
Check on eBay and Craigslist.
Sad to say, I agree with you. This is despicable.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#3 Aug 6, 2010
Vandalism in any cemetary is a foul act, but this particular story makes it seem like it is directed at blacks. How do the vandals know that the graves belong to black people? Or is Fox just making the story out to be something more than it really is? Does the black historian not care about vandalism of non black graves?
Do what now

Medina, OH

#4 Aug 6, 2010
That's horrible.

Sterling Heights, MI

#5 Aug 6, 2010
There are no black or white people in a cemetery. They are all kind of grey.

United States

#6 Aug 6, 2010
In my culture, it is a sin to desecrate a cemetary. I was raised to respect the individual that is represented by the stone. Also, cemetaries are supposed to be hallowed ground, why take the chance of going to hades? This isn't about black, white, or whatever. This is about honoring someone's life.

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