Kentucky college hosting event comparing "white citizenship," "Trumpism" to terrorism

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 12th, 2021 9:17 am
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Berea College

Last Updated Mar 16th, 2021 at 7:43 pm

A Kentucky college is scheduled to host an event comparing former President Donald Trump and "white citizenship" with terrorism, according to a flyer obtained by the Young America's Foundation.

The event will take place at Berea College on March 17 via Zoom and will be co-sponsored by the Women's and Non-Gender Non-Conforming Center and the Law, Ethics, and Society program.

The event, titled "White citizenship as terrorism: Make America Great Again, Again," describes itself as a way to "resituate Trumpism and white citizenship as forms of white terrorism enacted against the majority of people living within the borders of the U.S. and beyond."

The college defended the event to Fox News on Thursday.

"To some, the provocative title of the event implies that Berea is not a welcoming place for individuals with differing political views," read a statement from the college. "That is not true. At Berea, we strive to live out our motto: God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth...We encourage open dialog on difficult topics. Racism and white nationalism have been topics of great debate over the past five years. The event planned for next week seeks to confront aspects of the political spectrum that relate to the difficult topic of race in America. While that may cause discomfort, it is a valid and important conversation in this time of political and racial division."


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