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STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS THE RISE OF DONALD TRUMP

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By Carly Taylor | Diamondback

"The Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity and the Miller Center for Historical Studies teamed up for the first time to organize a discussion about the rise of President-elect Donald Trump.

"A panel of five University of Maryland professors addressed more than 100 students and faculty at McKeldin Library on Monday about the factors that may have influenced the success of Trump's campaign.

"History professor Christopher Bonner talked about Trump's emergence as a divisive figure in politics starting with the comments he made in 2011 promoting the birther conspiracy theory, which doubted President Obama's citizenship. Bonner cited the American Colonization Society as the root of Trump's ideology, which encouraged the idea that African-Americans do not have a place in our country."

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Date of Publication: 
12/5/16