College president urges professors to attack Trump in all classes, including math and chemistry

College president urges professors to attack Trump in all classes, including math and chemistry
Zachariah Messitte (Image: ripon.edu)

The president of Ripon College is urging professors to disparage Donald Trump in class, saying that if Trump were a student, he would already be subject to a bias investigation.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Zachariah Messitte, who is also a professor in the Politics and Government Department, argues that it’s “fine” for professors to “acknowledge Trump’s narrow-minded rhetoric” in class, suggesting that Trump’s “bigotry” is a valid topic for most any course.

“If Trump were a student, he would have already been called into the dean’s office to explain comments about women, minorities, immigrants, veterans, and people with disabilities,” Messitte writes, pointing out that “my college’s core values celebrate and protect differences of perspective, background, and heritage.”

According to Messitte, relationships on college campuses are supposed to be “friendly, welcoming, and supportive”, but in “Trump’s worldview,” it is “precisely this kind kind of academic environment that has led to the United States’ general decline.”

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