Outside of Donald Trump’s inauguration later this month will be thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of protestors who view the man as a racist, sexist, Islamophobe, and the whole laundry list of words that liberals have used until they’ve become completely devoid of any meaning.Meanwhile, Trump has been facing a challenge in finding celebrities to perform at his inauguration. Among those who’ve publicly stated they wouldn’t perform are Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli and Gene Simmons. In all fairness, Trump may not have been interested in having any of those perform at his inauguration in the first place.
Among those who will be playing, however? A marching band from Alabama’s oldest historically black college. In response, liberals are showing their tolerance by denouncing it…among them the same liberals who will brand Trump a racist every chance they can, of course.As Breitbart reported: The marching band of Talladega College, Alabama’s oldest private historically black college, is set to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, causing outrage and backlash from some of the school’s former students.
“We were a bit horrified to hear of the invitation,” Talladega alumni Shirley Ferrill told the Associated Press. “I don’t want my alma mater to give the appearance of supporting him. Ignore, decline or whatever, but please don’t send our band out in our name to do that.”
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the news Friday that some 40 groups, including high school bands and military organizations, were accepted to perform in the inaugural parade.Talladega College Marching Tornadoes’ decision to perform at the prestigious event quickly consumed the college’s social media sites.
“The news that Talladega College has forgotten its steady and proud 150 years of history, by making the decision to not stand in solidarity with other clear-eyed and courageous people, academic institutions, and organizations, protesting the inauguration of one of the most antagonistic, hatred-spewing, unrepentant racists, has simply and unequivocally broken my heart today,” wrote Nikky Finney, a 1979 graduate of Talladega, who’s now chair of creative writing and southern studies at the University of South Carolina.
“This should have been a teachable moment for the President of Talladega College instead it has become a moment of divisiveness and shame,” Finney wrote.Here’s a sampling of the craziness from Twitter:
Talladega College deserves all the backlash they're getting !!
— Jas ? (@jasdasavage) January 2, 2017
Shame on #talladegacollege ! Do not sell your souls! I hope there are protests and discussions underway on campus to stop this outrage.— Marilyn Richardson (@MarilynElaine) January 2, 2017
#TalladegaCollege 1 of oldest black colleges in US will perform for man supported by KKK and other supremacists? Really? Why? How?
— Jean Brooks (@JeanBrooks68) January 3, 2017
If you perform at Trump's inauguration, you stand behind everything he has ever said. That makes you a Trump supporter. #TalladegaCollege
— Mama Nibiru (@MadamSophie88) January 4, 2017
#talladegacollege is simply positioning for its position as slave house entertainment.
— TrumpTaxerMovement (@TrumpTaxerMvt) January 3, 2017
Talladega College, which was founded by descendants of slaves in 1867, is set to make the 700-mile trip to the nation’s capital for the January 20 event. Talladega’s acceptance is also noteworthy considering Washington-D.C.-based Howard University, another historically black college, declined to sign up to participate in the inaugural parade. Howard’s band director, John Newson, cited budgetary concerns among the reasons the band declined to perform.
If Trump was the racist they think he is, why would he allow this school to perform at his inauguration in the first place? That’s a question a total of zero of those complaining will ask.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]