A YouTube video, recorded secretly and anonymously, posted Tuesday shows a professor at a Costa Mesa, California community college regaling her captive classroom audience with radical opinions about the presidential election a month ago, which apparently didn't go her way.
Orange Coast College psychology professor Olga Perez Stable Cox labeled Donald Trump's victory "an act of terrorism" and seems to be suggesting that he is a “white supremacist” and Vice President-elect Mike Pence is “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country." She tells her students that the difficult thing about the election loss is that the people who caused the "assault are among us," as if Trump supporters are the enemy within.
She went on to talk about how relieved she is to live in progressive California, which is "one of the best states." Then she mentions that she is going to discuss skills for "coping" with the election loss.
Below is the video transcription, provided by Huffington Post, of all places:
“…white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country. And so we are in for a difficult time but again I do believe that we can get past that. Our nation is divided, we have been assaulted, it’s an act of terrorism.
"One of the most frightening things for me and most people in my life is that the people creating the assault are among us. It is not some stranger from some other country coming and attacking our sense of what it means to be an American and the things that we stand for and that makes it more painful because I’m sure that all of us have people in our families and our circle of friends that are part of that movement and it is very difficult - we are way beyond Republicans and Democrats and we’re really being back to being at civil war - I don’t mean that in a fighting way but our nation is divided as clearly as it was in Civil War times. And my hope is we will get leadership to help overcome that.
"I will go over some coping skills but before i do that I want you to know that the optimist in me, first of all, we are the majority, more of us voted to not have that kind of leadership, and we didn’t win because of the way our electoral college is set up but we are the majority and that’s helping me to feel better. I’m relieved that we live in California it is one of the best states and I love that and I love living here but i’m especially proud of our legislature who did put out a message - one of the things i’m doing to cope is to look for positive messages and look for some hope that’s the optimist in me-and californai legislative leaders did put something... and these are things you can find....”
Huffington Post spoke with OCC sophomore Joshua Martinez, a political science major and President of the Orange Coast College Republicans., who said,
“The video, shot during a class on human sexuality, was submitted anonymously to us and we wanted to share it to raise awareness on this issue. We want other students to know that we will help protect them against the constant leftist indoctrination we are experiencing in class by exposing behavior like this.”
A lawyer representing the student organization sent the following letter to OCC president Dr. Dennis Harkins:
Huffington Post also contacted Professor Cox by email, asking for clarification on her in-class comments. She replied, “I don’t have time right now.”
On the Orange Coast College Republicans Facebook page, the Coast Federation of Educators union threatened action against whomever shot the video: