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Mike Pence Has Made Notre Dame Students 'Unsafe', Now They're Demanding This Happen

It seems that politics has become so polarizing today that elected officials are becoming too controversial to serve as commencement speakers.

Related to this, multiple media sources are reporting that Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame this may has led to a protest by a group of senior students who claim that Pence's mere presence on campus will make them "feel unsafe."

In specific, students Immane Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams have launched a #NotMyCommencementSpeaker campaign to protest against Pence's May 21st commencement address at Notre Dame.
One part of the activist campaign involves students holding white boards featuring quotes from Pence that are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing" to various members of the Notre Dame community.

“For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane explained in a recent interview with the campus newspaper. “His administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.”

Williams also advanced the argument that the selection of Pence as the university’s commencement speaker is contrary to the historic school’s Catholic mission.

“I feel that is offensive to such a large population here at Notre Dame, and I also believe it goes against certain Catholic Social Teaching, which is something the University likes to broadcast that it stands behind, but it picks and chooses when it wants to stand behind them,” Williams commented to the paper.

Note that the #NotMyCommencementSpeaker campaign is just one of several protests against Pence. Keep in mind that several other student groups on campus have recently come out in opposition to the invitation of the right wing conservative vice president as the commencement speaker, including the Diversity Council and the College Democrats.

Source: Fox News Insider
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