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LA community college students walk off campuses in wake of Trump victory

Updated: Apr 30, 2021

James McKeever, another professor of sociology, said the Trump upset has hurt his friends, his family, and his students, many of whom cried in class for fear of being deported by the next president.

“This is violence towards them,” said McKeever, who is African-American. “This is painful for them. I can’t soften it up for you. I can’t give you a kumbaya moment. If you voted for someone who is racist, who is xenophobic, you voted against my family.”

For Xochitl Medina, of Panorama City, the election was personal. Her parents, immigrants from Mexico, are undocumented. She is American. The election threatens to divide her family.

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