California Community Colleges, Including Diablo Valley College, Reaffirm Values of Inclusiveness and Diversity Following Presidential Election – DVC Offers Safe-Space on Monday

November 12, 2016 16:45 pm · 126 comments


The Contra Costa Community College District released the following statement this week from the California Community Colleges District in regards to President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As student government leaders from around the state gather in Sacramento for their general assembly, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on Thursday reminded students, including undocumented students, that financial aid remains available for them to pursue their educational goals.

“While the presidential election has been divisive and has sparked anxiety and uncertainty on our campuses, we will always embrace the values of inclusion and diversity and support all students who want to build better lives for themselves and their communities,” said Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner.

“No student should forgo the opportunity to apply for financial assistance at our colleges.” In California, in-state enrollment fees and state financial aid — including fee waivers, Cal Grant and privately funded institutional scholarships — are available to certain undocumented students, or Dreamers.

These benefits are protected by California law, and more information can be found by clicking on the “Dream Act” link at

Skinner also noted that community college financial aid and student services professionals are available to support undocumented students, and several colleges have on-campus Dream Centers. “We look forward to joining the leaders of the Student Senate for the California Community Colleges this weekend to reaffirm our commitment that our colleges are welcoming and supportive for students of all backgrounds,” said Skinner, who added that the community college system will continue to work closely with the University of California and California State University systems on supporting all students.


In response, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill sent the following memo to students offering a safe-space to talk on Monday, Nov.14.

In a recent email, Chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District forwarded a communication to all employees reaffirming our deep commitment “to our mission of inclusion and support for the great diversity of our student population.”

We at DVC also acknowledge the emotions of fear and anxiety many of our colleagues and students are experiencing as a result of recent events.

In response, the DVC community is invited to gather in the Commons on Monday Nov.14 from 12:30 – 3 p.m.

Holding space to share our reactions, feelings, and emotions is critical. The gathering is an action that reaffirms DVC’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. It also allows space, where as a community, we are able to stand together, and engage in difficult conversations with respect and civility.

anon November 12, 2016 at 2:48 PM

It goes without saying.

Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM

What happens to these sensitive cupcakes when they get in the real world?

Wowza November 12, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Quite an improvement since the days when the
black guys used to catcall the white girls coming and
going in the DVC cafeteria. Those girls certainly didn’t
get any “safe space.”

Always Right November 12, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Soon President Trump will get started on his mandate to build a wall and (finally) secure our borders. GOOD.

Once that work is done to the satisfaction of the voters who elected him, it will be time to deal with the illegals and their undocumented children.

Don’t expect any mass deportations. Once the border is secured and the criminal aliens are gone, the remaining illegals and their kids will be dealt with humanely.

Dig Your Own Grave November 12, 2016 at 2:58 PM

What percentage of the Student Body are Asian?
Not very inclusive for people who grew up in this area.

Atticus Thraxx November 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM

This headline is from ‘The Onion’ right? It’s gotta be. Doubling down on stupid won’t get the results you seek.

anon November 12, 2016 at 3:13 PM

White people like Always Right have lived in fear for years and now have a vehicle to express and act on them. God Save America.

makoman November 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM

does the “safe space” come fully stocked with Kleenex and fresh diapers for all these whiney, snot nose, ultra sensitive ,pampered , self entitled, system draining, we want everything free morons ? here is a thought ! work and pay your own way , vote and learn that losing happens in life , now suck it up buttercup and quit crying about everything , life shouldn’t be handed to you on a silver platter our tax dollars paid for

AnonUnReformed November 12, 2016 at 3:34 PM

I think I saw all this on South Park recently.

MoJo November 12, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Dream center? Space to share reactions, feelings and emotions? These Snowflakes need to toughen up.

rofl November 12, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Heck, we don’t what any companion in America. We don’t need people taken our jobs that Americans can’t or wont do. Heck no! We don’t need people that do better is school then Americans. We will just kick them out and make our own people think they are better untill the real world hits us in the face. Why should we try to be REALLY better then the other guy? We live in a country where there is companion in most every thing here. But when the other guy is better I will just yell foul and kick them out. That will make us strong and competitive in the world. Will it not?

Mom of the Horde November 12, 2016 at 3:39 PM

@Dig Your Own Grave- some of those Asians DID grow up in this area. My son is Asian American and attends DVC. He was born in California and has lived kn Contra Costa County since he was 5 months old.

chuckie the troll November 12, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Will they offer ‘safe’ spaces for Trump supporters? Seems like the Left is responsible for the riots, looting, and destruction of property, not to mention the assault of innocent people. Just saying…

chuckie the troll November 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Why reinforce fear, paranoia, and bad behavior?

The 10 Commandment made it all pretty easy to understand. Thou SHALL NOT…steal, envy, kill, etc…do no harm, no matter who it is.

These talks always seem to reinforce the idea that the OTHER people are bad. And that’s why the poor guy waiting at the back was robbed and assaulted. It was OK because he was one of THOSE people.

Cautiously Informed November 12, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Will the Participation Trophy generation need someone to hover over them and coddle them when something they don’t like happens, for their entire lives?

Enfield303 November 12, 2016 at 4:11 PM

“Safe Space”? We went from 18 year olds storming the beaches of Normandy to “Safe Spaces ” at college because their wittle feelings get hurt? This country is doomed no matter who gets elected. SMH.

Liberals! Quell Your Fears! November 12, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Liberals, please, quell your fears! You will likely still be able to receive welfare. You will likely still be able to live in your parent’s basements. Those of you who do work and employ illegal, immigrant labor to remodel your kitchen, repair your roof, and do your gardening, (and are happy to pay them less than minimum wage), you will probably not lose your illegal workers unless they are convicted felons. So, do not despair! Your double-standard life-style will continue, whether in the U.S. (hopefully not), in Canada (hopefully yes) or in Mexico (preferred choice).

TIFOKCIS November 12, 2016 at 4:21 PM


? November 12, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Oh goody! A communtiy college cry-in!

Jojo November 12, 2016 at 4:30 PM

A safe space???? Seriously???? At DVC???? Aren’t those students supposed to be adults???? Deal with it and grow up!!!!!

Hey! November 12, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Hey snowflakes!

Let’s get together and make a snowball!

Then we can make a snow person! (Gender neutral of course)

Then we can find a magic hat and it can run for president!

Then we will all get trophies!

Frank November 12, 2016 at 4:38 PM

In the words of a wise man;

“we are doomed “

Mika November 12, 2016 at 4:40 PM

I’m tired of people’s “feelings”. Suck it up. Grow up. Deal with it.

TeeHee November 12, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Jeez if I didn’t have to go to work that might be fun to go to.

Ancient Mariner November 12, 2016 at 5:03 PM

I bet very few of the “safe space” people are enrolled in solid subjects such as chemistry, engineering, mathematics or any other subject that requires actual knowledge of facts and how to apply that knowledge.

I bet most of them are in the touch-feely subjects such as sociology, political communication and philosophy – the kind of subject in which feelings and opinions count the way knowledge counts in the solid subjects.

Officer Barbrady November 12, 2016 at 5:05 PM

We need to remember that all young people aren’t wimps. For some of our young folks a safe space is a foxhole in Afghanistan. Their best friend isn’t some patronizing college official . It’s the guy in the next foxhole.

Elisa November 12, 2016 at 5:21 PM

@#17, while I agree that some of these “safespaces” are maybe a little silly, I have to call you out on one thing. Yes, 18 year olds did storm the beaches of Normandy and witnessed the atrocities of the Vietnam war afterward. It doesn’t mean they weren’t affected for life. It might have outwardly appeared that they just “sucked it up” but internally, these men were traumatized for the rest of their lives. There was no PTSD diagnosis back then, it was just “shellshock”, So, these 18 year olds came home with no one to talk to about their feelings and emotions and suffered irreparable damage, becoming homeless, abusing their wives or families because they were trying to stifle feelings they couldn’t control, even committing suicide. What does a little understanding hurt? Does empathy hurt anybody in the end even if the issue at hand might seem overblown?

Beacon November 12, 2016 at 5:34 PM

I don’t understand people’s fear. I get they don’t like Trump and what he stands for, but I’ve heard people interviewed at these “rally’s” and they say they are afraid for their life. There are checks and balances in place to prevent a president from doing anything illegal. Do people think local, state and federal laws have been thrown out the window? I don’t get it. Do they think racist people will rise and begin murdering anyone who is non-white? The stories I’ve seen in the media indicate the anti-Trump people are the one’s committing crimes against others.

These are two examples from

TRIGGERED November 12, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Someone triggered the white men! Shh bbys its ok, go back to pretending you’ll get a wall.

Did I Say That Out Loud November 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM

Elisa #28
These are not individuals who have faced a war zone. It was an ELECTION and their candidate didn’t win.

Nothing like catering to the Special Snowflake Syndrome people.

Enfield303 November 12, 2016 at 5:46 PM


I call BS. Don’t confuse PSTD with what these candy a$$ little pukes with safe spaces are dealing with. Yes, the boys and men going to war see the very worst of cruelty of mankind. My dad and his four brothers saw action in Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, North Africa,the South Pacific, and Vietnam. They all came back and and lived their lives, raised their families, and made something of their lives. We are talking about little maggots that get all buthurt because of name calling or their candidate didn’t win. It’s so pathetic on a grand scale that it makes me sick. I have nothing but the highest of admiration for the kids going into the military. Guess what princess, bootcamp is pretty rough and tumble too. No safe places there.
The pussification of America is near.

? November 12, 2016 at 5:48 PM

So you are going to use OUR tax dollars to go agains the vote? Really?
Would it be discrimination when my American born white son is picked over for an asian with the same grades etc?
It is beyond reason how people say that us “white” folks are racists.
Then what are you?

rainy November 12, 2016 at 5:49 PM

this kind of stuff is why Trump won. we can try to make are selfs feel better.

waaaaaah November 12, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Why hasn’t there been a safe spot for the rest of us to gather and talk about crime committed by illegal aliens, free court representation, incarceration, clothing and food paid for by me, our government not shipping them back AND keeping them out for good. I’ve also been wanting to talk about #ALLlivesmatter, protests that block freeways, sanctuary cities, tax raising to pay for more and more and more handouts, and so many other things. I demand equal safe space for these concerns and more!

Give me a break! November 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Citizens and legal immigrants have a cap to how much financial aid they can get. That financial aid becomes smaller and smaller the more it gets spread with those who are not here legally. If those people really want to change their lives and are afraid, they should go and start a violent protest and demand the current LatinAmerican presidents to step off. Those failed governmens are what forces immigrante to come here. Why they always come to the US and California? Why not go to Europe or somewhere else? Why is it always here? If they are afraid they would stay home, what safer place than that? Stop the violent protests. There are student at DVC who have emotional and learning disabilities but dont have a safe space on campus, why is this any different!?

New generation November 12, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Dont call them Generation X anymore, their new name is Generation Kleenex or Generation I need a tissue. DVC as an educational institution should remain neutral about this issue, students should be there learning not having to feel like they have to pick a side of the fence. There are students who dont care whether Hillary had won or not. There are students who may have voted for Trump or did not go vote. Will those students find a safe place too to express their emotions?

I need a hug (′︿‵。) November 12, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Ivy league students get coloring books and puppies

Students at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania were being coddled by administrators in response to Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election.

. . . “There were actual cats, AND a puppy there,” Tancredi told The College Fix.

“Sheets of paper with printed designs on them were on hand for students to color in. The pages had positive feel-good messages on them. Students colored them in with colored pencils.”

“Somehow, diversity at Penn is not diversity of opinion. The opinion of almost half the country is almost unaccounted for on campus.”

“I’m worried for my fellow students. If the result of an election takes this much of a toll on their well-being, what is going to happen when they have to face actual difficulties in the real world?”

Giving puppies to these little rug rats is cruelty to animals.
Question: Where’s PETA when you need them?

anon November 12, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Definitely feeling more and more like the end of this chapter.
‘Men will be …..fierce…’ 2 Time 3:1-5

Amy November 12, 2016 at 6:54 PM

I hope the counselors are fair and speak honestly about both sides of the election platforms. It seems like they favor one side and that is not teaching the truth.

Grow Up Toughen UP November 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM

This country needs mandatory 2 year military service for anyone 18 years of age.

Ding dong the witch is dead November 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM

think of all of the resources we waste on illegal immigrants, all the while vets are sleeping in the streets.

Where is the safe place at dvc for vets?

Rob November 12, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Good for DVC!!!
Trump Fans – get ready to be disappointed…
Trump is more than 2 months from taking the Oath…
And he is already retreating on…
1) The Wall – Newt said it was a “Campaign Device”.
2) ObamaCare – now its going to be “Amended” keeping the main part that costs the most money for insurance companies.
3) They are no longer talking about doing anything on Hillary.

As for jobs – I feel most sorry for the folks losing jobs to China and Automation…

But those jobs ain’t coming back – except – coming back to be automated…

I heard some folks who work for Carrier, which Trump kept talking about and he promised them that if elected their jobs would not go to Mexico – and they were very, very concerned that Trump may not keep his promise because folks from Mexico are touring the plant, examining the equipment and starting to get training…

Well, sorry, but bad news, Carrier said that they are still taking those jobs to Mexico…

Trump can put on Tariffs like he promised – only Congress can do that and Congress is in the hands of Conservative – Free Market – Republicans – they ain’t gonna stop a company from taking jobs elsewhere to make a larger profit nor are they going to impose Tariffs…

But – I guess Trump is a Republican now – so those folks will remember that Republicans did not save their jobs as promised…

rofl November 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

All big talk but still all want to HIDE behind a wall. LOL weak!!!

AnonUnReformed November 12, 2016 at 8:01 PM

OK, now everyone just remember the upside here. These snowflakes, will never be able to hold a job. So the rest of us will be able to get and keep one regardless of their whining.

Go Gen SF, wow, SF, can’t be a co-incidence. LOL

here i am November 12, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Didn’t read 1-42 because they are predictable. @43 Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz had a dedicated veteran’s center. Can’t speak for DVC.

ML November 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

I’m what many posters on this site would call a “libtard”. I’m a genuine “union thug” though I prefer to call myself a represented skilled craftsman. I’m also an Army veteran. I have to say that this safe space crap makes me even more certain of the coming demise of my beloved country.

This safe space puppys and soap bubbles crap in colleges is absurd. This country would be so much better off if students would be in an environment that supports confronting opposing viewpoints and honest reasonable discussion of the merits of opinions other than their own. Protecting people from hurt feelings and stifling opposition only encourages the refusal to compromise that has led to the polarisation and gridlock that we, all of us, suffer from now.

Leave the puppies and bubbles for the elementary schools. College students need to buck up and learn to be adults.

Anon November 12, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Where were the “safe havens” for those who didn’t vote for Obama the last 2 election, 8 years??

What a bunch of crying, self-centered, intolerant democrats. Go find yourselves and not on my dime.

Michael Savage is right, liberalism is a mental disease. Never though you all would prove it, but you have this election.

Elisa November 12, 2016 at 8:37 PM

@30, I did mention that I too, thought it was silly. but it isn’t REALLY hurting anyone so why get up in arms about it? When I brought up PTSD I was alluding to the Normandy comparison and how people should just “man up” or you’re a loser. I think society is just starting to make strides to get past that mentality and ok, making damn fools of themselves in some instances, but extremes are normal for a new way of thinking and the end goal of less stigma about showing emotion is worth putting up with the silliness, I think.

TIFOKCIS November 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM

I should have bought stock in Kleenex.

Did I Say That Out Loud November 12, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Special Snowflake Syndrome
A malady affecting a significant portion of the world’s population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier’s demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

here i am November 12, 2016 at 8:50 PM


Look at the states that voted trump and the alt right internet commentary sights. safe spaces.

TIFOKCIS November 12, 2016 at 8:51 PM


Oh for gawds f-ng sake I didn’t think how storming Normandy with a Army of teary eyed little pukes could have produced that end goal.

chuckie the troll November 12, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Are they going to set up a safe place for that poor guy who was beat up and robbed in Concord because he “looked like a Trump supporter”? Or the teachers who were assaulted by the at-risk, special-needs students from Mt Diablo or Concord High School?

How about teaching some remedial U.S. Civics courses instead of extolling the virtues of Mexico, North Korea, and Iran? Those countries need walls to keep people in and we need them to keep people out.

Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 9:44 PM

Or you can join me in looking up DVC Chancellor and sending them a nice e mail . Tell them how you feel about their coddling these folks. Friend teaches at DVC . Doesn’t dare say how he voted.

Lots of people were upset about Obama being elected. Did we have a program to deal with that?

honeybun November 12, 2016 at 10:20 PM

omg. I’m Sooooooo IN SHOCK!!!!
Where Is My Trophy? For Being IN SHOCK!!

All Trumped up November 12, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Sick of People milking the system,as we payitaxes for them…asian women hitting on white men for their money ans status Leafblowers taking over our neighborhoods polluring with poisons and noise De scared…be very scared.
The times they are a changin’

ClayDen November 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Undocumented? No! Their first action was to break into the country. They are here illegally and should be charged with a criminal act. A country without borders is not a country.

TK November 12, 2016 at 11:04 PM

Such delicate emotional snowflakes!

Suck it up and deal with it.

… might as well call these ‘safe spaces’ crying and whining rooms!!!!!!

Beatrice Ruane November 12, 2016 at 11:25 PM

I am so shocked at these comments from my neighbors….the hate that is pouring out….its as if their taste of blood wants more…like a feeding frenzy….what has been unleashed here? Now I am frightened…..when will the lynching begin…….

I need a hug (′︿‵。) November 12, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Nationwide, various teachers unions donated tons of money to elect Hillary. Now that she has lost, perhaps they need puppies and coloring books too.

I wonder if a lot of this stuff about “safe spaces” is really about teachers infantilizing their students as a means of venting their own anger at their loss of power.

For example:

Hillary’s Teachers’ Union Sellout
A one-time charter school supporter, Clinton now does the bidding of the American Federation of Teachers. short URL

In 2015–16 the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) spent $28,593,366 on political activities and lobbying.

The money flowed leftward. Since 1990, AFT has given $76,446,797 to Democrats and liberals and just $363,000 to Republicans and conservatives.

The AFT made “contributions, gifts, and grants” of $5,076,607 in 2015–2016. But not to the Boy Scouts or the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Almost 10 percent of the union’s gifts went to the Clintons: $250,000 to both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Dr. Strangelove November 12, 2016 at 11:29 PM

When I read MOST of the comments here, I am first struck by the lack of common decency that is lacking in ANY conversation having to do with politics, but more than that I am amazed by the callousness and viscousness towards each other…..It is a shameful way to be…But, as the recent “festivities” have proven, there’s no shame in America anymore….

Elisa November 12, 2016 at 11:40 PM

I am sorry that our college educational systems have tried to create such overly pc environments. I agree with everyone on here that it is getting a bit ridiculous. What I do NOT agree with is that encouraging this generation to express their emotions and not being afraid to be labeled as as “pussies” is wrong. Creating these “safe rooms” and creating “trigger alerts” for classes is stupid and makes a joke out of the cause. This has happened because no moderate, intelligent person has striven to fulfill a need so the extremists have taken over the issue and are ruining a movement that could benefit all of us if undertaken correctly.

Laughing November 12, 2016 at 11:43 PM

White fragility is the best comedic fodder.

@ding dong the witch is dead November 13, 2016 at 12:16 AM

Where’s the safe space for vets, you ask? In the Veterans Services office in the student center.

et-al November 13, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Creating job security for leftist teachers.

grace karwowski November 13, 2016 at 12:33 AM

what are these kids going to do if this country gets attacked, cant get a job or xbox sells out!? they were not taught how to deal with change or not getting what they want. there are three branches of government it sounds like they failed their civics lesson. time to teach the kids civics lessons.

Bob Foo November 13, 2016 at 1:14 AM

I’ll be there. Just kidding, I work full-time and am also a full-time student. I don’t have time to participate in this circle jerk of oversensitivity. A poster above had it right; where’s the safe space for Trump supporters who are in danger of being victims of mob violence and vandalism?

Remember folks, 30% of Hispanic voters voted for Trump, and at least 10% of black voters did as well.

Denier November 13, 2016 at 5:28 AM

This election confirms there is almost 50 million libtards suffering from information poverty. Suggestion before you knock this post, get informed.

dinkydau November 13, 2016 at 5:47 AM

I embrace diversity. I frequent Taco Bell and Panda Express.

I need a hug (′︿‵。) November 13, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Mitch Daniels for Secretary of Education short URL

Mitch Daniels was the Republican Governor of Indiana from 2005 through 2013. He pushed through the right-to work law that led to the boom in Indiana’s economy — a boom that sucked in jobs from bordering blue states (such as Illinois).

Growth rates climbed during his years—helping give a boost to Mike Pence’s campaign for governor in 2013. Daniels was such a popular governor with a solid track record that he was touted as a prospect for president.

He chose to become president of Purdue University.

In his first year, with over 38,700 students, Daniels moved to rein in runaway costs, including a two-year tuition freeze, which he now wants to extend into a third year, while calling for $40 million in university-wide spending cuts.

He also focused on holding the university accountable to students who shoulder heavy debt and face uncertain job prospects, by pressing the faculty and staff to come with up performance-based metrics on which they can be graded.

He often said, “College costs too much and delivers too little.”

Joe Ripple November 13, 2016 at 7:09 AM

Administrations like this need to be rooted out and replaced. We should not be creating these social creatures of fragile emotions. Mandatory 2-4 year your country. Period.

I need a hug (′︿‵。) November 13, 2016 at 7:10 AM

Hillary supporters and the pain of delusion short URL

Opinions in schools, colleges, and universities that run contrary to progressive dogma are crushed on the grounds that opposing views may offend someone.

In the workplace, expressing conservative views is attacked on the grounds that differences of opinion may create a “hostile work environment.”

A relative of mine wrote a rant on facebook full of love and her angst over her queen’s loss. Then she pretty much dissed her Trump-supporting relatives in no uncertain terms.

But, tens of millions of voters recognized Hillary the grifter; her decades of criminal activity, and her lies.

The Clinton campaign was under the mistaken impression that most Americans are inferior, racist, and stupid. We are not.

The Democrats were able to brow beat the “deplorable” half of the county into oppressed silence. They were able to suppress our free speech–but not our vote.

Dr. Jellyfinger November 13, 2016 at 7:42 AM

A simple Tabasco enema would do wonders for these emotional types.
They’d forget all about the election….. probably for a couple of days, at least.

Beacon November 13, 2016 at 7:52 AM

#53 – Please re-read my comment.

“The stories I’ve seen in the media indicate the anti-Trump people are the one’s committing crimes against others.” Notice the “anti-Trump”. That means Hillary supporters. I provided a couple of links to stories on Claycord to support my statement.

Also, please point to a legitimate new outlet regarding your comment, “Proven the violence at Trump rallies was paid for by the Democrats”. I searched and I’ve come to the conclusion the rumor was started by owners of conservative web sites.

Ricardoh November 13, 2016 at 7:52 AM

Thats all well and good but do they support the Constitution? Are they going to continue producing people looking for safe spaces?

@Ancient Mariner November 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

So now we’re going to judge people on the degrees they wish to pursue? If they’re majoring in English or communications rather than hard sciences, math or engineering they’re lesser people. Stop fueling the hate and ignorance.

Joe November 13, 2016 at 9:08 AM

“the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on Thursday reminded students, including undocumented students, that financial aid remains available for them to pursue their educational goals.”

Really? I’m all for helping people but there’s something wrong with a system that allows undocumented students to receive financial aid from the documented taxpayers.

Nick November 13, 2016 at 9:34 AM

These comments are embarrassing. Wow.

Wowza November 13, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Their time would be better spent educating
them on legal immigration, and how our system
of government and laws work, because they
appear to be ignorant in that regard.

Sanctimonious J November 13, 2016 at 9:53 AM

This is exactly the kind of thing that resulted in Trump being elected.

NoMoreFreeRide November 13, 2016 at 10:15 AM

@ #17 – So very true

2 Points November 13, 2016 at 10:25 AM

It’s pretty obvious that Claycord is read by the older generation based on the comments. It’s not the president these people are afraid of. It’s the people who elected him. The door has opened for people to be hateful to their faces and it’s “OK”. There are no boundaries for them to show their hate anymore.

If you don’t understand the economical reprocations of getting rid of illegal immigrants would have then go pick your own strawberries. If you demand a raise on working this job those strawberries will no longer be $2.99 but more like $7.99. So if you’re making $16/HR it would take you 30 min of work to be able to afford that 1 pack of strawberries. If you are retired and on a fixed income you definitely wont be having strawberries.

Wowza November 13, 2016 at 10:34 AM

You all sound like burnt out social workers.

Mr White November 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Go recycle something, it will make you all feel better
Yeah, I voted for Trump, and in 4 years I’ll be doing it again

@2 Points November 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

You obviously don’t go grocery shopping. Go to the grocery store one day for a change and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the labels on the fruit. Those labels on fruits and vegs have written on them where they came from and it is not the USA. Tomatoes, mangoes, avocados, AND STRAWBERRIES have a label on them that reads “Product of Mexico”. There are also a handful of places here in the area where during summer you can go pick, on your own, a bucket full of strawberries for $5.
It is not only older generation who read Claycord…btw.
Many people are fed up with Hispanic being a code word for Mexican or illegal immigrant.

@2 Points November 13, 2016 at 11:17 AM

We can live without strawberries. I’m thinking the bigger issue is people’s yards and homes. Imagine if they have to take care of themselves rather than paying people to mow and clean. Both WC’s, Walnut Creek and the water closet, will be looking pretty shabby.

Mike November 13, 2016 at 11:19 AM

This is the guy to contact with your issues relating to this (5 stories down)

Ancient Mariner November 13, 2016 at 11:23 AM

@ 80:
I’m not judging anybody – I merely made the observation that (from what I personally have encountered) the students of fluffy subjects are the students more likely to assume that their emotions should take precedence over facts, and these students are the ones more likely to harass, bully, shout down and eventually riot against those who disagree with them.

Generation snowflake November 13, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I grow my own strawberries, but at least my tax dollars won’t be waisted on those who don’t pay taxes.

We should have the non-violent criminals pick the fruit. Beats letting them out.

Anon November 13, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Some of us are genuinely afraid. I might lose my healthcare.

And no, I’m not a kid. I’m a senior, and I take care of my Veteran husband and developmentally disabled stepson.

Wowza November 13, 2016 at 11:54 AM

I am soooo going to enjoy seeing Trump and
his beautiful family kick the Kardashians and
their trashy pimp friends to the curb.

TinFoiler November 13, 2016 at 12:04 PM

I never thought that the FEMA camps could possibly be used for these sore losers.
I’m sure when Trump makes an appearance in a City near you and the Secret Service and Local PD block off streets for security reasons – They will give you all a free pass when you chant: “Not My President” and they will change their course to avoid you and your safe space 🙂
Take your own medicine and GET OVER IT, your childishness is only guaranteeing an 8 year run for Trump.

Really? November 13, 2016 at 12:12 PM

About 85 of you here sound like the actual sensitive, whiny, wah-wahs to me. Enjoy your Trump victory.

Baby Mac November 13, 2016 at 12:15 PM

I am shocked by the vitriol comments on this post. Did you read the DVC article? They are trying to assuage the fears of young people who are trying to better their lives by attending college. All immigrants have their own unique stories. Prejudiced thinking, name calling and assuming you know what is best for them is not helpful on any level. You complain when by claiming immigrants are “criminals, milking our system” and now you are insulting young people who are IN COLLEGE. Please try to be kinder. I have a high schooler, and her friends are reading your comments. They are a culturally diverse group of thoughtful kids who are trying to understand the current chaotic political climate. Do you even know what is happening in our schools right now? The educated discussions our teachers have been tasked with the responsibilty of leading? Hate is not the answer. The Holocaust and Japanese internment camps proved that. Why do you feel threatened by groups that you feel are beneath you? Peace to all of us. Please stop being hateful.

rofl November 13, 2016 at 12:17 PM

The trumps will get there “Safe-Spaces” too with the “Wall” and all, so don’t despair you are not getting left out. LOL

The bias that backfired(^v^) November 13, 2016 at 1:06 PM

NY Post Exclusive:
Trumps ex-wife Ivana would like to be ambassador for the Czech Republic.

“I had problems with The New York Times. They sued me to try to reopen my divorce documents from 26 years ago. I’m not running for president of the United States. I’m just a citizen, and I have a right to privacy,” she said.

“They were trying to find some kind of dirt on Donald because they were very unfair to him. The Post was fair to Donald . . . The New York Times and CNN asked me for an interview 100,000 times and I said no.”


The New York Times admits biased coverage, while losing readers

ClayDen November 13, 2016 at 1:13 PM

@Baby Mac

If they are here illegally, they ARE criminals.

Frank November 13, 2016 at 1:21 PM

I understand immigrants of recent vintage may be upset. I called the house hold servants in and reassured them they are safe for now. Should their efforts flag , that’s another thing. La Migra is only a phone call away

Wowza November 13, 2016 at 1:25 PM

During the 60s, my sister and I went to Sacramento
to join a protest of cuts to education during the time
Reagan was Govenor. People driving by with their
children in the car, the ones who would also be
adversely effected by the cuts, were flipping us off.
What comes around goes around. Some of the
opinions here have been years in the making. Why
are you surprised?

Dennis November 13, 2016 at 1:32 PM

@2 points
Can you understand the difference between welcoming immigrants to a country with 1000 Sq mi per person and discouraging immigration to a country that has thousands of people per square mile?
Immigrants coming here legally are welcome. Those who break our laws getting here are not.

Kirkwood November 13, 2016 at 1:43 PM

I realize this thread is about JC but the focus here has softened somewhat.

Sure glad I came from a time when high school was about football games, parties and who had the fastest car.The music was about teenage love and having a good time, and the most public show of affection was holding hands. I don’t think we even knew who the President was.

These youngsters should ignore the political squabbling of their elders.

Dennis November 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM

@2 points
You haven’t had any courses in business have you?
Let’s pretend you own an apple orchard, and each year you hire 10 people for a week (10×40=400 hours) to harvest you crop. You buddies tell you if you hire illegals you can save $2.50/hr … and 400 x $2.50 = $1000.
So you hire illegals and they tell their families to come share the wealth at the next harvest.
1000 show up but you hire 10.
the following year 10000 show up. You hire 10.
the Dems pretend that there all sorts of jobs available to illegals because US industry is greedy.
so why the hell didn’t you hire 100 the 2nd year and 1000 the 3rd?
More to the point, what happens to the 900 who find the illegals job market is saturated?
The answer is they stand on street corners and in the parking lots of Home Depot OSH and beg for work.
after a week their options are reduced to being a new recruit in a gang and committing crimes for them.
but you want to punish the businesses for it?

chuckie the troll November 13, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Will they expect people in this ‘safe space’ to actually learn anything? Will they be allowed to abandon reason, logic, and empirical data? Maybe they should try some medical marijuana. Oh, wait, it’s legal now so no card needed.

A REAL ‘safe space’ would be one where the education actually prepares a student for the job market or entrance into a University.

2 Points November 13, 2016 at 2:13 PM

You would rather buy foreign products than locally sourced products? When fruits and veggies are in season I buy local to help the local economy so I definitely pay attention to where my food comes from. I don’t exactly know where you are shopping Also I’ve come to realize “Hispanics” don’t like being called “Hispanics”: Maybe we should just call each other by our names instead of by our nationality, race, immigration status, etc. That sounds like a radical idea though right?

Tarkus November 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM

and the racists come crawling out into the light.

Achiles November 13, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Have you people taken a look at DVC students lately…yea the USA is messed up…

Great Gonzo November 13, 2016 at 4:51 PM

For both that racist policy AND statement that dump has to be CLOSED!

rofl November 13, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Racists the only people truly afraid of there own shadow. LOL!

Ruser November 13, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Trump won, fair and square. Clinton is absolutely criminal, unwell, and a war monger. I’ve researched her background thoroughly, and I was terrified she would win. I shared all I knew (about her criminal backgound) with my friends and family, still they put me in a corner with a tinfoil hat. I cannot understand why they still want her in? Yeah Trump isn’t perfect – but wow he blew the lid off some terrible corruption. So he won. Now kids want to riot? During school hours? On our dime? I need counseling. What about us who are peaceful patriots? This election has torn my family apart, and I am the one being attacked. Very scary times. Orwellian really.

@2 Points November 13, 2016 at 5:05 PM

You missed the point! You were complaining that deporting illegals will be bad for the economy and agriculture due to illegals getting paid low wages for working the fields. I was pointing out to you that as much as people, like yourself, want to say that illegals come here to work the fields that case is not true since fruits and vegs get imported. Shopping at Farmer’s Market is not possible for many people due to having a J-O-B, have you check farmer’s market hours in Concord?. People are busy! So, shopping at the grocery store is a necessity. Check Safeway, Nob Hill, Lucky, etc and you will see ALL of them import their fruits, vegs and other products, it is not a matter of choosing it since there is no escaping it. So, your argument about us paying high prices for (strawberries) fruits and vegs if illegals get deported is wrong. As I say, there are places where you can get a bucket full (white paint buckets) of strawberries for $5. There are also places where you can get your own eggs, peaches, etc, here in the area and it is inexpensive.

Dutch November 13, 2016 at 8:10 PM

I can’t believe DVC is actually going to have a “safe room” for these babies. These colleges that do this are not doing these kids any favors. In fact they are making it more difficult for these kids to grow up and enter the real world around them. The idea of “safe rooms” is stupid, it’s moronic. Those that support it must be academic theorists who have never ventured off campus to live and participate in the world outside. How long is this madness going to continue?

anon1 November 13, 2016 at 9:58 PM

It’s such a shame that all of us can’t just get along
and that now people feel like it’s OK to unleash their hate for others
even when a lot of these people are just children.
It’s just sad! Don’t forget that at the end of the day we all migrated here! whether legally or illegally doesn’t matter this wasn’t our homeland! Quit judging a book by it’s cover!
Stop the hate!

Buying future Dem votes November 13, 2016 at 10:31 PM

So if you are a legal immigrant paying out of state tuition you will be paying $40,180/yr to attend UC. If you are an illegal immigrant you can qualify for the Dream Act loan, which is funded by the general fund. This general fund is funded by the extortion of income tax, properly tax, sales tax, inheritance tax, etc tax, etc tax from Californians. Per this liberal utopian Dream, illegal immigrants only need pay in-state tuition, which is nearly 1/4 the cost of out of state tuition.
I feel so warm and fuzzy that I’m contributing to the education of an illegal alien who may be competing for a job with my kids. The same illegal alien who participates in our political protests, flying the Mexican flag and burning the American flag.
I’m starting to think I need a safe space. A place void of corrupt democrats who spend our hard earned money on securing the future votes of illegal occupiers, rather than rebuilding our infrastructure, while claiming we don’t have the funds.

harumpf November 13, 2016 at 11:18 PM

Yes please apply for financial aid… so you will be paying it off the rest of your life or freeloading on our tax dollars

America November 14, 2016 at 1:09 AM

Give me a f*****g break… Really!!! Grow up, put your big boy or big girl pants on and act like an adult. Throwing a tantrum is what 2 year olds do when they don’t get what they want. So disgusted with all of this! SMH

Anonyomous November 14, 2016 at 11:19 AM

I don’t get it, I can’t just go show up at an employer, start working and expect to get paid. I bet you if I walked into a classroom, started teaching I would wA) be asked to leave and B) if I didn’t leave they would have me arrested for trespassing. We have people here illegally that expect to receive same benefits and priveleges that people here legally receive.

For the record there are many people here illegally that I would like to keep here and many here legally ( including people born here )that I would like to deport.

FlyingSpaghettiMonster November 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM


The cost of a head of lettuce is cheaper in Paris and Berlin than in San Francisco, and they don’t depend on illegal labor from Mexico. That information is easily obtained on the internet using international government data that has nothing to do with labor issues here so it is completely unbiased. University studies also show the first generation of an illegal family costs the US much more in social, medical, educational and potential legal costs and other expenses than we get in return for cheap labor.

Amazing November 14, 2016 at 12:41 PM

An liberals are still baffled as to how Trump got so many votes.

Good for Them November 14, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Glad that these kids have a place to go to vent their concerns over the fraud of an election. Many of the people here of course do not even understand the amount of racism that exists out there in America. Why is that? Because most of you posters are white.

These kids are going to be targeted because of their ethnic or religious background. Not to mention the racial slurs that are leveled against minorities in the aftermath of Trump’s so called win. These kids need a place where they can talk openly about their emotions and concerns as opposed to retaliating or resorting to violence. It is good that DVC is aware of the issues surrounding Trump and is giving people the opportunity to speak up.

Wake up, people. Racism exists and dismissing its existence is just another form of ignorance perpetuated by whites living in Walnut Creek.
You only have to walk down the street to notice the dirty looks brown people get when some old white crusty woman passes by.

Only a person of color would understand this.

ClayDen November 14, 2016 at 8:10 PM

@Good for Them

You are uniformed. Many LEGAL immigrants (who happened to be “white”) were looked down upon and discriminated against. There were the Italians and Irish for example who immigrated here legally and were treated as second class citizens and discriminated against. Then there were the families who came west from Oklahoma after losing their farms and ranches from the dust bowl who were mostly white and looked down upon as the “dumb Okies.”

Wowza November 14, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Seems to me as if they are just reinforcing
the students inability to cope with the situation
as it exists.

cornfed November 14, 2016 at 11:38 PM

@126…These kids are not going to be targeted because of their race or religious background. They’re going to be targeted because they’re making themselves targets by being crybaby twits, just like some of the adults, including you. If the kids need a place to vent their concerns or emotions how about doing it at home and reserve the school for learning. But I realize that school isn’t for learning anymore, it’s for indoctrination of anti-American, anti-white, anti-success, anti-Christian, socialist, hard left garbage perpetuated in part by race baiters like you.

Only an adult would understand this.

cornfed November 14, 2016 at 11:44 PM

@28 Elisa…Seriously? PTSD for an election?

. November 15, 2016 at 6:43 AM

Well, we won’t have to worry about these children ever being hired when they leave college. They won’t have any skills except for throwing tantrums, so they’re gonna continue voting democrat for all that free stuff.

Not that they’ll learn anything in college when they major in feminist basket-weaving or the sexuality of giraffes.

Anonymous November 15, 2016 at 7:10 AM

@126 – so tell me….what is a “person of color?”

Everyone claims that Obama is black/person of color, but in reality is half-black. So where do YOU draw the line ???? 45%? 40%? 30%? 17%? 10%? And that’s based on what?

I’m 35% black, based on DNA, ancestors’ photographs and my proven genealogy research. Yet by your posting (since I “look white”), I am white – and therefore not a person of color – and therefore I discriminate against “people of color.”

If you’re basing your label on skin color, then you’re nothing more than a flat-out racist – masquerading as a whiny liberal toting your discrimination sign around.

Get off your damn high horse and see the realities of life. I have found personally over the last 60 years that those who accuse others of racism are the biggest racists and bigots anywhere.

TIFOKCIS November 15, 2016 at 7:50 AM


Wake up, people. Racism exists and dismissing its existence is just another form of ignorance perpetuated by whites living in Walnut Creek.

Racist, ignorance and white all in one angry sentence.



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