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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:31 PM

 

Trump 'used as taunt in US colleges'



Trump 'used as taunt in US colleges'

Trend that started in US high schools is increasingly being reported on the country's university campuses, reports Josh Logue for Inside Higher Ed



Trump. It’s a name that’s evolved, in only the last few months, from referring only to a billionaire real estate magnate and reality TV star to the name of the leading Republican presidential candidate. And not just any candidate – a Republican front-runner who has no qualms about inviting the ire of women, black people, immigrants and Muslims.

Now, at several high schools around the US it appears that shouting “Trump” has evolved into a kind of taunt, used by largely white students at minority opponents during, say, basketball games.

Students at one school in Indiana held posters of the leading Republican presidential candidate and chanted, “Build a wall,” to which the heavily Hispanic rival school responded by chanting, “You’re a racist!” Several days earlier, in Iowa, a high school basketball team from a school that is half Hispanic faced chants of “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Two recent incidents involving college students show that “Trump” as a taunt may not be a high school phenomenon.

Two Northwestern University students have been charged with vandalising a chapel on campus with spray paint, writing a swastika, slurs against black and gay people – and the word “Trump”. Days later, two students at Wichita State University – one Muslim and one Hispanic – were attacked at a gas station by a man who shouted, “Trump, Trump, Trump, we will make America great again. You losers will be thrown out of the wall.”

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https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/trump-used-taunt-us-colleges

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stone space Mar 2016 OP
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cwydro Mar 2016 #3
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Response to stone space (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:36 PM

1. all part of a pattern ...

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:40 PM

2. Why don't the "special snowflakes" get a thicker skin? Sheesh.

( -- duh)

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:43 PM

3. I find it very sad that people of college age still "taunt" others.

Smh.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:05 PM

5. Yes obviously they should stop during college and take it up later when they join an internet

 

political community in midlife.

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Response to stone space (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 01:54 PM

4. I'm so sick of this...

I think I'm gonna Trump.

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