Notre Dame University Considers Mike Pence A Liability
Vice President Mike Pence might be facing a wave of rage by the University of Notre Dame after students rose to assure everyone that if Mike Pence was there the would feel “unsafe.”
Students Imanne Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams have expressed their dissatisfaction with the VP ‘s engagement to be the university’s commencement speaker. They have gathered crowds to protest against him, by calling him “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic.”
“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Senior Immane Mondane told The Observer, the student-run newspaper of the University of Notre Dame and the nearby St. Mary’s College.
“His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”
“I know that during his time as governor of Indiana and also during his campaign trail, along with Trump, he has made offensive statements towards minority groups that affect me, like women and African-Americans,” Williams claimed.
They also took to the Catholic side of the matter:
“I feel that is offensive to such a large population here at Notre Dame, and I also believe it goes against certain Catholic Social Teaching, which is something the University likes to broadcast that it stands behind, but it picks and chooses when it wants to stand behind them,” Williams complained.
Then they turned to politics: “We’re going to have a follow-up discussion in the weeks to come,”
“We’re going to have a follow-up discussion in the weeks to come,” Mondane said.
“Everyone is welcome to the discussion, and we’re going to have an event and advertise, but we really want to get the voices there who may not agree with us and who may take issue with what we’re doing.
We both have an equal platform, and we’re on an equal playing field where one narrative isn’t totally dominant of the other.”
It seems to me it’s not Pence they’re so worried about, but actually having someone plant some sane reasoning in the students’ heads. This is just a petty way to say it.
What do you think bout this?