Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Black students kicked out of Trump rally, apparently for being black

Donald Trump’s campaign is denying having told the Secret Service to remove 30 black students from a Monday rally they were attempting to attend quietly and peacefully, but Secret Service agents say they kicked out the students at Trump’s request. Either way, it’s disgusting:

The sight of the students, who were visibly upset, being led outside by law enforcement officials created a stir at a university that was a whites-only campus until 1963.

“We didn’t plan to do anything,” said a tearful Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old mass media major, who was among the Valdosta State University students who was removed. “They said, 'This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.' But I paid my tuition to be here.” [...]

“I don’t understand why they would do something like that,” Davis said. “I have not experienced any racism on this campus until now.”

How’s that for a preview of President Trump’s America? He can bring new racism to a place that was whites-only until 1963. 

And this is the likely Republican presidential nominee, the guy who Senate Republicans want to choose our next Supreme Court justice—after nearly a year of obstructing President Obama’s choice. Think about those 30 students kicked out of the Valdosta State rally where they were standing silently, and imagine a Trump Supreme Court nominee’s positions on voting rights or affirmative action.



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