A Donald Trump-hating professor at a Southern California college was caught on video giving a speech to her class railing against the president-elect, calling his election an “act of terrorism” and saying that the “leaders of the assault are among us.”
No, this is not a teacher of political science, history or even government. Olga Perez Stable Cox teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College. So perhaps it was Trump’s edgy behavior with women reported during the campaign, such as walking into the Miss Universe pageant dressing room while contestants were half-naked, or his infamous comment about grabbing women by the you-know-what that made her feel obliged to lecture her class on her personal feelings.
Cox then took things a step further by asking students who voted for Trump to stand up. When no one did, she called Trump supporters “cowards.”
Now here’s where the story takes a bit of an odd twist. The student who videotaped the rant could be the one getting in trouble. The College Republican chapter at OCC posted the video to Facebook, which then led to the local teachers’ union threatening legal action against the student, who remains anonymous, according to College Republican president Josh Recalde-Martinez.
That revelation spurred attorney Shawn Steel to represent the college group pro-bono. Steel says the teacher is “unfit” to be the in the classroom. He said the teachers union “is defending a teacher who says Trump is a white supremacist” and that the teacher was attempting to “identify, humiliate and shame” students who voted for Trump.
During her anti-Trump address to the class, Cox said, “We are in for a difficult time, but again, I do believe we can get past that.”
She continued: “We are way beyond Republicans and Democrats and we are really back to being in a civil war, and I don’t mean it in a fighting way, but our nation is divided clearly as it was in Civil War times. My hope is that we will get some good leadership to help us overcome that.”
Next time she might just choose to keep her personal thoughts away from the public forum of the classroom.