VIDEO: Students sign petition to ban Trump supporting profs

Cabot Phillips
Media Director

  • Only one student declined to sign the petition.
  • At one point, faculty member stopped to sign the petition offered words of encouragement.
  • Since the election of Donald Trump in November, liberal students and professors around the country have expressed their distaste for the president in a variety of ways.

    As reported on by Campus Reform, these people often resort to extreme measures to keep conservative ideas off their campuses.

    One student said having a professor who voted for Trump would "really inhibit people from going to class."   

    While many students and administrators often refer to their love of diversity, how do they feel about a diversity of opinion amongst their professors?

    To find out, I went undercover at American University, posing as a student with the fictitious group "American Students for Diversity." Armed with a clipboard, I asked students if they would be willing to sign my petition to urge the school to ban the hiring of any professor who had voted for Donald Trump in November.

    Throughout the day it became clear that the overwhelming majority of students on campus had no interest in hearing from any professor holding political beliefs different from their own. Student after student eagerly signed the petition; one said having a professor who voted for Trump would "really inhibit people from going to class."

    At one point, faculty member stopped to sign the petition and offer me words of encouragement.

    Another student signed the petition adding, "[America] is not really a democracy any more so we can't really play by the normal rules anymore."

    Over the course of an entire afternoon of filming, more than 20 students agreed to sign the petition, while just one student who stopped to talk with me would decline to sign.

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    Cabot Phillips

    Cabot Phillips

    Media Director
    Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.
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