So it’s come to this: Black students can’t attend a Donald Trump rally without being accused of protesting and thrown out of the event — even when the conservative assembly is held on their own college campus.
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A group of African-American students from Valdosta State University were abruptly herded out of a Trump rally this week and some of the students angrily complained that racial epithets were hurled at them by whites attending the rally.
Cara Smith, 19, a freshman at Valdosta State University who attended the Trump rally on the Valdosta State University campus, said Black students simply wanted to hear Trump’s views and gathered as part of a college education project.
“We were not being disruptive, we were not causing a disturbance,” Smith told BlackAmericaWeb.com. “The police said they [Trump’s staff] didn’t want us there. We asked why and we didn’t get any answers. We were basically kicked out of our own complex.”
“We listened to a lot of racial slurs from ignorant, simple-minded people,” Smith added. “Even while I was walking to my dorm, one man said ‘ look at those nig***’ I have never experienced so much hate.”
Trump seems to be running a police state at his rallies, deciding who are alleged disrupters and who should be forcefully removed from his rallies. There is no place for differing views at Trump’s rallies, and, apparently, there’s no place for African-American students who just want to sit silently.
It’s unconscionable behavior that speaks perhaps to a dark side of Trump and his constituents, some of whom are white supremacists, like David Duke, the former head of the KKK, who said he supports Trump.
“Donald Trump has the potential to bring in millions of new voters who agree with our positions,” Duke told NBC News. “Based on the analytics, I would say my support is very strong.”
The rally at Valdosta State University was yet another example of the racist behavior among Trump’s supporters.