“We were singled out, they didn’t want Black students there,” said Khalian Brawner, 20, a student at Valdosta State University who also attended the Trump rally. He said about 30 Black students were escorted out of the event.
“We had tickets to the rally, we had a right to be there,” he said. “And then we had to listen to all the racial slurs. I haven’t experienced anything like this before but now my eyes are open.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said Trump played no role in removing the Black students.
“Neither the candidate nor the campaign was aware of the incident until it was reported in the newspaper,” he told reporters.
But the racial incidents are piling up. Black activist Mercutio Southall was kicked, punched and called the N-word and “monkey” by whites before he was dragged out of a Trump rally.
Trump, the Republican frontrunner, is attracting more white supremacists to his racially incendiary campaign. If Trump is not part of the solution to suppress the increasingly racist behavior among his constituents, then he’s part of the problem.
“We have a lot of work to do in our community,” Brawner said. “We have to vote. This election is a serious matter.”
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Trump’s America: Black Students Kicked Out Of Rally At Their Own School was originally published on blackamericaweb.com