Thousands of Wharton Students, Faculty Oppose Trump

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Thousands of students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School drafted and signed a letter in opposition to Donald Trump, who was awarded a degree in economics from the school in 1968 according to Business Insider.

The public letter, which has more than 2,000 signatures, notes that students, alumni and faculty are “outraged that an affiliation with our school is being used to legitimize prejudice and intolerance.”

It continues, “Although we do not aim to make any political endorsements with this letter, we do express our unequivocal stance against the xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign.”

The letter argues that Trump’s rhetoric and affiliation with Wharton don’t represent the schools values.

“Your discriminatory statements are incompatible with the values that we are taught and we teach at Wharton, and we express our unwavering commitment to an open and inclusive American society,” it added.