3 Professors Are Fasting to Protest Their University’s ‘Silence’ on the Travel Ban

Faculty Three Clemson University professors began a seven-day fast this morning to protest what they say is administrators’ “refusal to call for an end” to President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries. “The Fast Against Silence” is intended to pressure Clemson University’s administration to “make a public statement opposing the Muslim ban,” said Todd G.

What a pointless thing to do:

Three Clemson University professors began a six-day fast this morning to protest what they say is administrators’ “refusal to call for an end” to President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

“The Fast Against Silence” is intended to pressure Clemson University’s administration to “make a public statement opposing the Muslim ban,” said Todd G. May, a philosophy professor who is one of the participants. He is joined in the protest by Chenjerai Kumanyika, an assistant professor of popular culture, and Michael Sears, an associate professor of biology.

Alternatively, they might, oh I dunno, actually help refugees. But that would probably take a little bit more effort than “having your picture taken and put in a newspaper”.