The Orange Coast College professor Olga Perez Stable Cox, who called President Trump’s election victory “an act of terrorism” in a video recorded by a student during class last fall, will be accepting OCC’s Faculty of the Year award.
WHAT??!! You say that a fairly elected president is an act of terrorism and you get rewarded??
Doug Bennett, executive director of the Orange Coast College Foundation, said Cox, a human-sexuality professor (oh great), was notified of the award last week. The college’s Professional Development Committee chooses the winner of the award and consists of faculty members, classified staff and past recipients of the award.
Well, they all ought to be winners…
Cox was caught on video during class in November calling Trump a “white supremacist” and his election victory “an act of terrorism.”
“…white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country. And so we are in for a difficult time but again I do believe that we can get past that. Our nation is divided, we have been assaulted, it’s an act of terrorism. One of the most frightening things for me and most people in my life is that the people creating the assault are among us. It is not some stranger from some other country coming and attacking our sense of what it means to be an American and the things that we stand for and that makes it more painful because I’m sure that all of us have people in our families and our circle of friends that are part of that movement and it is very difficult – we are way beyond Republicans and Democrats and we’re really being back to being at civil war – I don’t mean that in a fighting way but our nation is divided as clearly as it was in Civil War times. And my hope is we will get leadership to help overcome that. I will go over some coping skills but before i do that I want you to know that the optimist in me, first of all, we are the majority, more of us voted to not have that kind of leadership, and we didn’t win because of the way our electoral college is set up but we are the majority and that’s helping me to feel better. I’m relieved that we live in California it is one of the best states and I love that and I love living here but i’m especially proud of our legislature who did put out a message – one of the things i’m doing to cope is to look for positive messages and look for some hope that’s the optimist in me-and californai legislative leaders did put something… and these are things you can find….”
And guess what is taken into consideration when choosing the faculty for this award. If you guessed their methods of teaching, you would be correct. If that’s the case, we advise you never step foot on this campus.