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BMCC Community Shares Thoughts on Post-Election

William Henderson

William Henderson

Business Management Major

“I was disappointed. My mother cried all night as the returns came in. The environment is an issue I care about, so I’ll be paying attention to who Trump appoints to run the EPA. If we don’t start taking care of our environment, we won’t have a world to live in.”

Barbara Intili

Barbara Intili

Computer Science Major

“I was really shocked. My boyfriend and I watched the returns on TV. I guess I’m most worried that Trump is pro-life and now I’m concerned about access to birth control. I plan on going to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21.”

Barbara Intili

Jacqueline Agulier

Liberal Arts Major

“Since I live in such a diverse state and everyone around me is so diverse, I just assumed Hillary would win. The fact Trump won is a bad thing for the undocumented community. But it’s also a chance for us to get off the couch and actually do something about these problems and educate people. My dream is to be a documentary filmmaker. My way of giving back will be to educate people through visual media.”

Masha Komolova

Masha Komolova

Professor of Psychology

“I really saw Trump as a joke. To cope, I talk a lot with my friends and students. I’m trying to think about how to be more proactive and get involved. I’m an immigrant from the Ukraine. Unfortunately, much of my immigrant community is pro-Trump.”

Rodney Jones II

Rodney Jones II

Sociology Major

“It’s a day-by-day process. Some days I’m good, some days I can’t leave my house. The scariest thing isn’t necessarily the politics, it’s the fact that people think this way; that we allowed it to happen. I’m still hopeful. Given the fact that Donald Trump is at least from New York City, some of his original rhetoric is changing, but then you go online and read about all these hate crimes happening around the country, and he hasn’t given a clear speech that says for that to stop.”

Shirley Leyro

Shirley Leyro

Professor of Criminal Justice, and Advisor to BMCC Dreamers Club

“Everyone is afraid now, and they should be. Over the last eight years, we’ve had nearly three million deportations, and Trump says he’s going to raise that. Many undocumented students live with documented people and there is a domino effect of fear. Trump is promising to take away DACA and some of these students have gotten jobs and financial security through DACA documentation. These are tools to achieve the American dream. The sense of urgency is real; it’s warranted.”

Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy

Professor of English

“Students needs to know that the Trump administration has its website up and there’s a suggestion section. It needs to be flooded. Students have to get informed about the new presidential appointments and their agendas. They can read a good newspaper that uses factual information and investigative reporting.”

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