Employees of Oracle Corporation say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

As a member of the Oracle Corporation community, I invite all members to stand together against the racial, religious and other intolerance that Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric promotes. It is putting our Latino, Muslim-American, those with disabilities, and other community members directly at risk.

There is no place for this kind of discrimination at Oracle Corporation or in America.

As a community, we affirm the values that make us who we are: diversity, openness and compassion.

Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is, and he is not who Oracle Corporation is.

Why is this important?

It was about thirteen years ago that my son and I were headed to a protest of the American invasion of Iraq. We just exited the BART station in San Francisco and buses were waiting to take us to Dolores Park. Before we boarded my son asked "Dad, do you think there will be wars when I grow up"? His question is forever imprinted upon my heart.
In 2016 we are at a crossroads in America. One nominee, Donald Trump, is the son of a wealthy real estate developer and racist, Fred Trump. Trump has suggested violence against his opponent and he has stated that if he doesn't win the election it must be rigged (which is incendiary in the America of today). He has continued to attack immigrants calling Mexicans criminals and rapists while suggesting that we ban Muslims from entering our country. He's talked about torturing prisoners of war and killing their families -actions that would be major violations of international law (aside from being morally and ethically wrong). He disrespected a father who lost his son in the Iraq war. He has continually denigrated women -claiming sexual assault in the military is expected and that women must rely upon their sex appeal to progress their careers.
As a father and a grandfather I am appalled that Trump could become the presidential nominee of a major political party in America. His profound ignorance, irresponsible speeches, advocacy of violence against his opponent and protesters and his attempts to further polarize America have given license to every racist, misogynist and xenophobic extremist in America.
This is not the America that I studied in my youth. This is not the America I want for my children or grandchildren (or anyone's).
This not who we are.
George A. Polisner


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because having a diverse society is what makes America stronger. I'm so grateful to work along side people across all cultural, religious and racial divides and I'm a better person for it.
  • Why would I not is the question!
  • In reflecting on Martin Luther King today, I'm signing this letter to uphold the respect and dignity of every human being. As a gay employee of Oracle, I have benefited from a culture of non-discrimination. I hope that we won't regress as a company and that Oracle will challenge the new administration to back down from its discriminatory positioning.

Updates

2016-12-21 01:32:22 -0500

100 signatures reached

2016-12-20 17:30:53 -0500

50 signatures reached

2016-12-20 15:43:28 -0500

25 signatures reached

2016-12-20 14:45:54 -0500

10 signatures reached

The views expressed in this letter are solely those of the individual author. They do not express the views or endorsement of any named organization