BY AARON BARLOW
Orange Coast College professor Olga Perez Stable Cox has taken a powder.
For good reason.
And all of us, whether we agree with her politically or not, whether we applaud her classroom actions or condemn them, should be appalled and frightened.
No ifs, ands or buts… this is insane:
The professor, the union that represents her and the college have received more than 1,000 emails, calls and Facebook comments – most of them critical of Cox, who a week after the election was recorded on video telling students in her human sexuality class that “we’re really back to being (in) a civil war.”
“Someone emailed her a picture of her house, with her address,” said Rob Schneiderman, president of the Coast Federation of Educators/American Federation of Teachers Local 1911. The email called Cox a “libtard, Marxist, hatemonger, nutcase” and said “her home address is now going to be sent everywhere,” he added.
Others threatened her livelihood, some her life.
“You want communism, go to Cuba … try to bring it to America and we’ll put a (expletive) bullet in your face,” read an email to her.
Each of us needs to be speaking out against this sort of behavior and in protection of Cox. It’s as simple as that.
If we do not, more of this will happen.
It’s as simple, again, as that.