California College ‘Discontinues’ Pledge of Allegiance Because of ‘White Nationalism’

California College ‘Discontinues’ Pledge of Allegiance Because of ‘White Nationalism’
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The president of the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees has stopped reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at board meeting over its ties to “white nationalism.”

According to a report from Campus Reform, President Robert Miller of the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees says that the board will no longer cite the Pledge of Allegiance because it is racist.

“I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism,” Miller said in an email correspondence with a professor at the college. “I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”

But that’s not all. Miller said that the Pledge of Allegiance violates the separation of church and state principle upon which America was founded.

“I also object to the phrase ‘one nation under God,’” Miller added in the email. “The First Amendment not only protects freedom of speech and religion [but] it also expressly prohibits laws that establish a religion.  The U.S. Supreme Court has expressly extended those rights to those who express no belief in God. Thus, I disagree with the 1955 act of Congress to add this phrase to the Pledge of Allegiance.”

Professor Celeste Barber is not a fan of Miller’s decision to ban the pledge at board meetings. When she appeared before the board to criticize Miller’s ban, a group of student protesters began shouting at her, attempting to drown her voice out.

 

“You are an elected body at a public institution at a public institution serving a community college,” Barber said during the board meeting. “When you recite the Pledge of Allegiance, you are recommitting your oath to uphold and defend this country’s constitution.”

A former student at Santa Barbara City College told Campus Reform that Miller’s decision is proof that the college does not care about American values.

“All it really was is proof in print that they officially disregard America,” the student said. “[Miller] says in his email that he would rather pledge allegiance to the Constitution and that’s great and all that but if that really was the case, why [does] he and the rest of Santa Barbara City College embrace removing different aspects of the First Amendment? Why do they not openly embrace the Second Amendment if they’re so enamored by the Constitution?”

 

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    michael anderson · 2 months ago
    I won't participate in the pledge and my children don't even know it. Not because of "white nationalism". But, because it was written by a socialist for the purpose of helping to facilitate the bringing about of the socialist "utopia" that the author's cousin wrote about in his own book, 'Looking Backwards'. He envisioned a socialist republic where all industry was nationalized and every individual would be placed in the appropriate professional position. I'd rather my children learn the enlightenment of the 18th century, individualism, the Declaration of independence, etc. and forget the step backwards that people took in the 19th century with their obsession of Karl Marx and bogus socialist idiologies.
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      Ronald Cordova · 2 months ago
      From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs
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    Reginald Fischer · 2 months ago
    Let me ask you this, if the US is going to fight another war of conquest in Venezuela to exploit their oil and gold resources (and don't kid yourself, that is the ONLY reason why the US government is interested in that country), are you willing to send your brother or husband or son to fight and die for that? Do you want to pledge allegiance to that?
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    Joel · 2 months ago
    Does anybody have Robert Millers phone number? I would like to place a call.