The Board of Trustees for a city college in Santa Barbara, California effectively banned the Pledge of Allegiance from future meetings this week; saying they’ve decided to “discontinue” its use after discovering its “history and symbolism” related to “White Nationalism.”
According to Campus Reform, “The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President says the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is ‘steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.’”
Campus Reform obtained exclusive emails from the Trustees explaining the decision to ban the patriotic tradition.
“I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism,” said one email. “I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
“I also object to the phrase ‘one nation under God,’” added the letter. “The First Amendment not only protects freedom of speech and religion [but] it also expressly prohibits laws that establish a religion.”
Read the full report at Campus Reform.