George Washington University Alumni say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

As a George Washington University alumnus, 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 George Washington University 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 George Washington University is.

Why is this important?

GWU describes itself as a university uniquely seated in the heart of Washington where it "actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world... at the core of U.S. government, policy and law." In turn, as alumni, we have a responsibility to speak with one voice now, to stand up for those in our community most at risk from Trump’s rhetoric and policies, and defeat his brand of hate once and for all.

It is vital in a world-class institution in the political capital of the country to encourage and support different experiences with different outlooks in the world for a fuller and richer experience to carry forward as we become the vessels for public policy in our careers. This is who we are.

If we take a stand together now, we can defeat Trump’s brand of hate once and for all.

Washington, DC, United States

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