‘Historians Against Trump’ and ‘Historians on Donald Trump’: Scholars sound off about why they joined
- July 21, 2016
- Vicki Ruiz, Chicano/Latino studies and history Distinguished Professor, on why she and colleagues are against a Trump presidency, courtesy of The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 21, 2016
Vicki Lynn Ruiz, a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, took part in both campaigns: She signed the Historians Against Trump letter and made a video for Historians on Donald Trump …. "The reason why the rhetoric alarms me is that in our history there are the marks of prejudice and exclusion," she said in an interview. … “I think this kindling of fear is really propelling us backward and not forward as a nation."
For the full story, please visit http://chronicle.com/article/Historians-Against-Trump-/237199.