According to USA Today the sight of African American students being escorted en masse from the rally unsettled the campus. Those directed to leave “were visibly upset, [and] being led outside by law enforcement officials created a stir at a university that was a whites-only campus until 1963.” Trump has recently come under fire for his latest waltz with bigotry — unwillingness to condemn a Ku Klux Klan leader (he later attributed his refusal to a “very bad earpiece”). Earlier on Monday, black students were removed after chanting “No more hate! No more hate! Let’s be equal, let’s be great!” during a Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia. But Valdosta State student Tahjila Davis told USA Today that she and her classmates had no intention of disrupting the GOP candidate’s speech. “We didn’t plan to do anything,” she explained, in tears. “They said, ‘This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.’ But I paid my tuition to be here.” However, the students followed orders from the Secret Service without loud demonstration. When they “argued with Valdosta police officers,” the latter “politely, but firmly, told them they needed to leave the grounds of the Trump event.” “I just don’t understand why they would do something like that,” Davis cried, leaning on a friend for support. “I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now.” -Rachel Vorona Cote, Jezebel
Has this broken your laughter, yet? Do you get why you should do everything in your power to keep this man out of office? Vote, people! VOTE!!! Our voices must be heard...this is just a tiny, cracked window into our future, if we allow this circus to take one more step towards our capitol. He is a racist, a bigot, and a bully. He doesn't care how his actions affect others, as long as he comes out on top. Let's knock him off his mountain.
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ugh!!! so done about hearing about Drumpf and his ignorance. today is an important day!! vote vote!! thanks for the reminder:)