A California professor is teaching an introductory course on American politics in which she calls President Donald Trump an uniformed “white supremacist” who’s just an “orange reality star,” asking students to delve into how such a candidate could have won the 2016 election.
Dr. Brooke Mascagni of California State University Dominguez-Hill (CSUDH) is teaching the spring course, “American Political Institutions 101.” The syllabus describes Trump as “a white supremacist, misogynist, narcissistic, volatile, belligerent, uninformed, stubborn, failed businessman and orange reality star,” Campus Reform reported. Mascagni uses the description to explain why the course matters and indicated students will be tasked with investigating how such a tragedy, according to Mascagni, could have happened.
“The President of the United States won the 2016 election by appealing to hatred and bigotry. Just about everyday, a new scandal breaks or evidence of corruption emerges. Moreover, the Republican Party controls the executive and legislative branches of government, yet couldn’t manage to keep the government running on the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration,” the course description stated, according to Campus Reform.
The syllabus also explicitly charges that Russia interfered with the U.S. electoral process. The course’s description includes a James Baldwin quote reading, “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
“I felt like I was in a movie because I could not get over how unbelievably blatant it was. The syllabus was just the iceberg,” a student who asked to remain anonymous, told Campus Reform. “The majority of the class was either completely silent, or jaws were dropped.”
The university did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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