Faculty Council at one of Obama’s Alma Maters Takes Stand against President Trump

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

Occidental College, one of former President Barack Obama’s alma maters, saw its faculty council take a stand against President Donald Trump:

In a recent statement published by the Occidental College Faculty Council, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office, professors at Obama’s former college assert their commitment to “challenging positions and policies of President Trump and his administration,” especially those that “advance bigotry, discrimination, and hate.”

Consequently, the faculty members declare their support for “the declaration of Occidental College as a sanctuary” while denouncing any of President Trump’s “positions and policies that violate core Occidental College values, including the right to free, open, and respectful exchange of ideas, as well as creative expression, science, and evidence and reason-based inquiry.”