Calif. college professor goes into hiding after calling election of Trump ‘white supremacist terrorism’

A California college professor has discovered actions have consequences.

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Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA, went into hiding after a video of her ranting to her students that the election of Trump, whom she calls a “white supremacist,” is “an act of terrorism,” was posted on Facebook. Her teachers’ union claims that she had received death threats.

Here’s the video, which was secretly recorded by one of Cox’s students a week after the election, followed by my transcription of what she said:

Cox: “… white supremacist and vice-president is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country, and so we are in for a difficult time. Then again, I do believe that we can get past that. Our nation is divided [inaudible], it’s an act of terrorism. One of the most striking things for me and most people in my life is that it is not some stranger from a country that’s coming in and attacking our sense of what it means to be an American — things that we stand for. That makes it more painful because I’m sure all of us have people in our families and our circle of friends that are part of this movement and it is very difficult. We are waiting on Republicans and Democrats, and we’re really back to being a civil war, and I don’t mean it in a defining way, but our nation is divided, clearly, as [inaudible] other times. And my hope is that we will get good leadership to help us to overcome by providing some coping skills [inaudible]. First of all, we are a majority. More of us voted to not have that kind of leadership [inaudible] because of the way our Electoral College is set up. But we are a majority and that’s helping me feel better….”

Roxana Kopetman reports for the Orange County Register, Dec. 13, 2016, that news of the threats against Olga Cox came to light as hundreds of people turned out at the college to demonstrate in support of her and against her.

Rob Schneiderman, president of the Coast Federation of Educators/American Federation of Teachers Local 1911, said that Cox and the college have received more than 1,000 emails, phone calls, and Facebook comments. He claims that “Someone emailed her a picture of her house, with her address,” and called Cox a “libtard, Marxist, hatemonger, nutcase” and said “her home address is now going to be sent everywhere.” Others threatened her livelihood, some her life. One email said, “You want communism, go to Cuba … try to bring it to America and we’ll put a (expletive) bullet in your face.”

Schneiderman described Cox as a “lesbian, Latina woman living in Orange County. She’s pretty strong.” But threatening emails and phone calls to her private number were too much, and a substitute will cover her classes this final week of the semester.

On Monday, hundreds of students and faculty members who support Cox gathered for a noon rally on campus. Carrying homemade signs calling for free speech, they defended the teacher they described as someone dedicated to protecting all students, including those who are LGBT and students of color.

A smaller group – with students from the College Republicans, which made the video public – also was on hand. They set up a computer to continuously play Cox’s recording, in which she referred to white supremacy and called the vice president-elect “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.” Those students countered that the issue is not about academic freedom but is an instance of a college instructor pushing her own political agenda, something they say is prevalent on college campuses nationwide.

Vincent Wetzel, who said he is a gay student who has attended some of Cox’s LGBT panels, said, “This has nothing to do with free speech. It’s a professor overstepping her profession. Of all the people who are supposed to provide an inclusive environment, it’s her. Now, I don’t feel comfortable.”

Two students in Cox’s class said she asked those who had voted for Trump to identify themselves.

Tanner Webb, 21, of Huntington Beach, who describes himself as apolitical and Cox as “a good teacher,” said, “She tried to get everyone who voted for Donald Trump to stand up and show the rest of the class who to watch out for and protect yourself from.” Webb said he chose to speak up after reading comments in the Register from Schneiderman, the faculty union president, defending Cox as “known for her open and engaging ways in class.” But Webb said that “Professor Cox’s anti-Trump rant was no open debate to engage students.”

Noah Faerber, 19, another student in Cox’s class, confirmed Webb’s account.

Schneiderman has a different version of what happened: Cox told the class some people would be happy with the election results, and a student stood up in approval. She then invited others to stand up and show their support if they wished, he said.

Shawn Steel, the Republican national committeeman from California and an attorney who is representing Orange Coast College Republicans, brought the matter to the administration’s attention Nov. 23, a week before the group went public with the video. At that time, Steel wanted Cox, a tenured professor, to apologize. Now, with students saying she tried to separate and shame Trump supporters, Steel said school officials should consider firing her. “That’s a deal-breaker for me,” he said.

School administrators said they are investigating Steel’s complaint and also whether the student who taped the teacher should face sanctions for recording her without permission.

Since the initial video surfaced and made national news, a second video clip has been posted online from the same class, with Cox expressing more of her political views and vowing to keep her students safe from any acts of racism and prejudice. She said: “Living in Orange County is scary, when you know you are surrounded by so many people that are so hateful. But I am optimistic that we are the majority and that we will make a difference.”

According to Channel 2, the Los Angeles CBS affiliate, the teacher’s union is threatening to sue the student who recorded Cox, Joshua Martinez, who is a member of Young Republicans. But Martinez will not back down by removing the video from his Facebook page, although he fears he will be suspended or even expelled from the college.

Here’s Orange Coast College’s contact info:

Dr. Dennis Harkins, President
Ph: (714) 432-5712
Email: dharkins@occ.cccd.edu

~Eowyn

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17 responses to “Calif. college professor goes into hiding after calling election of Trump ‘white supremacist terrorism’

  1. Just can’t get too worked up in her defense.

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    • She definitely sounds terror-stricken, needs therapy. That has been common since the election, and, for those with nothing to fear, it is a sign of some success on the part of those who “catapult the propaganda.”

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  2. The left doesn’t like it when someone shoves back. Perhaps their weak physiology is the key to defeating them once and for all time.

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  3. Exactly right Youghn…they want to dish it out, but they can’t take it, which just goes to prove how weak they are. As an example, they will trash or key someone’s car with pro-life stickers or Trump stickers, but it’s never done back to them because we know it’s not right. They have no clue, nor do they care, and their “tolerance” only goes one way.
    This professor looks like she belongs in a scary movie to tell you the truth. These leftists think they can take it to the edge with their hatred of anyone who supports America and her former ideals. I’m so sick of these lazy pukes, and the poor young minds who are so brainwashed with their ignorant propaganda.

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  4. Stable Cox should go visit the sand box. She might end up with a different opinion of the definition of the word “terrorism.”

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  5. Kevin J Lankford

    If her and her ilk are the majority….we are in desperate times…but then, if it were so, how the heck did Trump win out over the demoness hillary?

    Still Trump has much to prove and promises to keep.

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  6. Of course no prejudice ( reverse racism) here is there? Heaven forbid, it’s only become institutionalized, wake up white people.

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  7. They love having something to bitch about. No truth in it, but she hit all the Popular Buzz Words. Trump is the least “anti-gay” in the bunch. He just doesn’t care, totally neutral. But he is Anti-Stupid, and Anti-Liar, and very Anti-Anti-American, so she might be in trouble there.

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  8. Thank God she’s in CA where LGBT runs wild, BUTCH should stay in hiding she’s repulsive looking -the only civil war they should worry about is a war amongst themselves, gays becoming men again and lesbians running away from them.

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  10. That “She” professor, looks like a “He” professor. Where do the universities scrounge up these idiot creatures? Leeann

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    • I Agree with your summation Leeann. If I were to walk into a classroom and saw that this person was the instructor, I would hasten to go to administration and take a withdrawal card. Aren’t there any just regular normal looking college/university professors out there? Have they all been seduced into a these weird libtard movements?

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  11. This is the same Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa California that got a bond passed a couple of years ago that was supposedly going to help military veterans. Then the college spent the money on things like art and wanted to build a hotel on campus to accommodate foreign students. Our tax dollars at work! The loony left is alive and well!

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  12. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that a gay Latina hate monger is teaching human sexuality. Wow.
    And to still have her job after harassing her students.
    Why do we even have sexual teaching positions in college? If you haven’t figured it our by then, well you never will.

    Why are those that claim to be leftish activist always so pissed off? You never see one smile. They always look like they are stomping rattlesnakes.

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  13. Now I understand the home schooling craze. This professor got wacky somewhere.
    Wish there was home schooling for College & Universities. Why should parents pay hard earned cash to a College who hires & allows biased professors to spew intolerant lies & total crap to students, just so they can push their political stance on anyone who must listen. Go sell crazy somewhere else.

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  14. This college should be closed……the college leaders locked up for bias…..
    the teachers and the college want to be able to incite riot against supporters of Trump and….punish students. While the organization wants to ban freedom by banning the taping of this anti american brainwashing….I am grateful the attorney is helping the student….the student has every right to fight this Marxist approach of this leftist teacher and college..Godbless America and this brave student!!
    This stuff is why I voted for Trump.

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  15. My (PhD) husband and I talk about this constantly: SO FREAKIN’ GLAD our kids are through college & we don’t have to deal w/consider all this far left GARBAGE/instruction before we commit our thousands of dollars….

    We decided that in THIS DAY, we could only commit our dollars/our 2 KIDS to places like LIBERTY COLLEGE (for which I am advocating for the son of one of our school aide’s kids who came across their info) …or (where we sent our ONE foster daughter…..) College of the Ozarks (a work-study Presbyterian-established college…..from which she graduated in 5 years w/dual major…all paid for by her year-round work schedule in the college work areas…..like weaving, hotel-keeping, gardening, restauranting , etc…)

    I am SO heart-felt in sympathy for conservative parents who are getting ready to spend precious family resources in order to pay for their kids’ higher education…..and, even the kids….who are poised to borrow thousands from the Federal Gov’t in order to get a degree…. THESE DAYS, you have consider the “Devil” from whom you are borrowing/agreeing to be encumbered…..

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