Trump’s Disrespect For President Obama
By Etan Thomas
In a special segment to CNN.com., NBA star and social activist Etan Thomas, wrote a thought-provoking commentary about Donald Trump’s challenge of President Obama. In the article Thomas writes the following:
“Donald Trump’s most recent challenge to President Barack Obama took me back to my collegiate years at Syracuse University. I had studied for two weeks straight for a calculus class, harder than I had ever studied in my life. After I completed my exam, I was confident that all my hard work had paid off.
But the next day, my professor greeted me with accusations of cheating, saying three-fourths of the class had flunked. How could I possibly have managed to get a B minus without cheating? Thankfully, not all of my professors were cut from this same cloth, but I had my share of run-ins. One professor asked me on the first day what I was doing in his classroom, and shouldn’t I be in remedial English or Rocks for Jocks?
Why did I have to prove myself worthy of being in their classrooms? The vast majority of professors at Syracuse University were not like this, but the sting of disrespect from those encounters has resonated with me till this day.”
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About the Author: Etan Thomas is a poet and author who plays basketball for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. He is a peace activist and actively supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.