Professor Brooke Mascagni at California State University, Dominguez Hills, called President Trump a “white supremacist” in a syllabus for her political science course offered this spring.
Professor Brooke Mascagni calls President Trump a “white supremacist” and an “orange reality star,” in the syllabus for her political science class at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
The class, which is called “American Political Institutions,” will spend a lot of time criticizing the current president, according to the class syllabus.
Under a section of the syllabus entitled “Why is this class important?” Mascagni hurls insults at the president. “Future generations will wonder how the greatest democracy in the world elected a white supremacist, misogynist, narcissistic, volatile, belligerent, uninformed, stubborn, failed businessman and orange reality star to the highest office,” she wrote.
Mascagni doesn’t shy away from explicitly admitting that the class is about condemning the president and the rest of the Republican Party.
“The President of the United States won the 2016 election by appealing to bigotry and hatred,” Mascagni wrote in the syllabus. “Just about every day, a new scandal breaks or evidence of corruption emerges. Moreover, the Republican Party controls the executive and legislative branches of government, yet couldn’t manage to keep the government running on the one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.”
An anonymous student from Mascagni’s class told reporters that the course has an “unbelievable blatant” bias towards progressive politics. The student told reporters that Mascagni’s course was the most extreme instance of classroom bias that they had experienced in college.
According to Mascagni’s website, she also teaches courses in feminist studies as well as a course on social movements.