Isn’t this a bit like Dean Wormer of Animal House trying to protect the establishment?

Red Alert Politics reports.

College president tells professors to attack “Trump’s bigotry”

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Ripon College President Zach Messitte, who is also a professor in the Politics and Government department, encourages fellow professors to disparage Donald Trump. “First, I think it’s fine for professors to acknowledge Trump’s narrow-minded rhetoric,” he writes. He’s looking forward to the discussion as well.”I’m looking forward to the fall. I’ll have a chance to teach 18- to 22-year-olds during the run-up to a historic presidential election,” he begins with.

Messitte also references how colleges have dealt with students who dare to express unpopular, politically incorrect opinions. “If Trump were a student, he would have already been called into the dean’s office to explain comments about women, minorities, immigrants, veterans and people with disabilities. My college’s core values celebrate and protect differences of perspective, background and heritage. Relationships on college campuses are supposed to be friendly, welcoming and supportive.”

Professors should not ignore Trump, he writes. “Professors should dive right into the big question: How can we be open-minded in the face of Trump’s bigotry? How can we extend that empathy and thoughtfulness even to those we disagree with? We need to extend these qualities to the victims of Trump’s bigotry.”

In that case, Messitte should also be “celebrat[ing]” those who support Trump. “But we also need to listen and respect those students and professors who support Trump,” he acknowledges, but also points to “college-aged Trump supporters [who] troll hate without ever directly engaging their classmates.” There is no mention of those Trump supporters who have had to sensor themselves on campus for fear of violence.