Would the same students and alumni at the University of Tennessee and Talladega College want to boycott a Hillary Clinton inauguration? Very unlikely:
Following the release of a list of confirmed performers for the inauguration events, petitions have emerged to pressure college marching bands into backing out.
Talladega College, a historically black college in Alabama, has come under fire after accepting an invitation to march in the inauguration parade, with a petition to cancel the planned appearance garnering more than 1,700 signatures as of press time.
“I respectfully request that Talladega College Band withdraw from any inaugural events for Donald Trump,” states the petition created by Shirley Ferrill, an alumna. “In view of his behavior and comments I strongly do not want Talladega College to give the appearance of supporting him.”