LI Professor Reassigned After Allegedly Urging Students Against Voting For Trump

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island professor has been reassigned after she was caught on video allegedly urging students not to vote for President Donald Trump during a virtual lecture.

The 45-second video was posted Wednesday to Facebook, allegedly by the parent of a student at Suffolk County Community College.

"This is complete bull---- and not what we are paying to send our kids to school for," the parent wrote, adding that the professor has "no business telling these kids who to vote for."

In the clip, the adjunct assistant professor of humanities and women's studies can be heard criticizing the president.

"... for four years, cause that's what people say, 'Give him a chance, give him a chance.' Well he's had four freaking years of a chance and he's done a crap job and he's really ruining our country," the professor can be heard saying.

She goes on to say Trump is turning the country into a dictatorship.

"Many of you this may be the first time that you're voting. I'm sorry it's such a contentious situation that you're being thrusted into, if any of you do still think Trump is a good person I beg you to not only go into your heart's center and think about this a little more, pull up all the stuff that he's been doing to our country, taking away so many of our rights, he's trying to turn this into more a dictatorship type of situation," she can be heard telling students.

Some people on Facebook are calling for the professor to be fired.

A spokesperson for the college in a statement to WCBS 880 said, "Suffolk County Community College is aware of a video posted to Facebook allegedly containing 45 seconds of audio from a 1 hour and 15 minute online class. Pending an investigation of the content and context of that video, we have reassigned the faculty member involved in the video. Suffolk County Community College encourages any open and diverse discussion and exchange of ideas. The College does not, however, condone electioneering by faculty in the classroom."

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