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2016 Election Education

Boston University Student Harassed and Threatened for Saying he Supports Trump

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

A Boston University student was subjected to harassment and threats from classmates for saying he would vote for Donald Trump in a video produced by the university.

Nicholas Fuentes, sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat, was featured in a short videoexplaining that he is voting for Trump because “political correctness and the multicultural movement in America are subverting any effort that a conservative could ever make to change the country,” adding that he finds “something romantic and inspiring” about “the cultural transformation that Trump is talking about.”

Soon after the video was posted, a Facebook user named Ian Fitzgerald shared the video with the headline, “them: how white and privileged can you get? Me: [link to Fuentes video].”

Reactions to the post show that Fuentes’ opinions struck a nerve with students and non-students alike, resulting in a deluge of abuse in the comments section, some of which even border on physical threats.

One student, for instance, pledged that “I will personally fight this piece of shit,” while another commenter predicted that “this kid is gonna have to transfer schools…

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Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America's leading site for college news.
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