Marching Band From Historically Black College To Perform At Trump Inauguration – Leftists Outraged
The marching band of Alabama’s oldest private, historically black liberal arts college has accepted an invitation to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural parade, organizers said.
But since Talladega College’s band announced they would play at the Inauguration they have come under attack.
Angry leftists are horrified to hear the news.
A few alumnae have threatened to return their degrees because the band’s decision.
Sons of Talladega College grads to return degrees because band will play at Trump inauguration https://t.co/TK8uZRAG9H
— Traci Blackmon (@pastortraci) January 6, 2017
CBS News reported
Talladega College’s band will march at Trump’s inauguration as other historically black schools such as Howard University, which performed at President Barack Obama’s first inaugural parade, said they won’t be marching in the Jan. 20 event.
“We were a bit horrified to hear of the invitation,” said Shirley Ferrill of Fairfield, Alabama, a member of Talladega’s Class of 1974.
“I don’t want my alma mater to give the appearance of supporting him,” Ferrill said of Trump on Monday. “Ignore, decline or whatever, but please don’t send our band out in our name to do that.”
The move has lit up Talladega College’s social media sites with a sharp debate about the band’s decision to participate in the parade. Some people voiced strong opposition, while others support the band’s participation.
The nation’s historically black colleges and universities instill in students the idea that “ignored behavior is condoned behavior,” said Reese Walker of Memphis, who marched in the band at Mississippi Valley State University. That’s one reason he doesn’t think Talladega College should participate.
….The college was founded in 1867, by the descendants of the slaves who helped to build its first building, according to historical documents on the college’s website.
The decision to march in Trump’s inaugural parade has also sparked controversy at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The band will be marching, but some of its members will be staying home, school spokesman Greg Cannon said Monday.
“They don’t want to have anything to do with the inauguration or President Trump and we respect that, and that’s their right,” Cannon said.
“We’re not looking to put anybody in a spot that conflicts with their personal beliefs,” he added.
About six to eight Marist band members among more than 100 have said they won’t perform, Cannon said. He said there won’t be any repercussions for those students, and they will still have a place in the band when it returns from Washington, D.C.
The idea that Donald Trump is a racist man is a completely made up narrative by the liars and frauds in the fake news media.
Trump has been in the public eye for decades and not one person has ever accused him of being a racist until he ran for President against the Democrats.
Donald Trump owns hotels all over the world and employs people from all walks of life. He sees great potential in all Americans and the black students from Talladega College and other schools should be proud to perform at his inauguration.
** You can donate to the Talladega College GoFundMe here to help with travel expenses for the students.
— AL.com (@aldotcom) January 12, 2017