Election leaves educators confused

As the stunning upset by Donald Trump sinks in, one group feeling perplexed consists of those sophisticated professors who teach students across our universities.

They are confused as to how the candidate who ran up a laundry list of offensive statements was not soundly defeated by his polished, feminist rival, as was destined to happen.

They wonder how uneducated, working-class voters missed the memo regarding the consequences for when intolerant language is used unapologetically in the public sphere.

They wonder how over one-fourth of Latinos cast their ballots in favor of a president-elect who damaged their self-esteem.

To the dismay of these educators, this election has been a referendum on the insular nature and selective censorship that is growing increasingly common inside the walls of our higher education institutions.

Perhaps it’s time for these tenured instructors to step outside of their bubble and learn how to dig some coal.

Ryan Navarro

Altoona

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