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Liberal Professor Fears For Her Life After Speaking Out Against Trump

Olga Perez Stable Cox has been a professor at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, for over two decades.  Now, in her mid-60s, Cox is scared for her life and living more or less as a recluse in her home.

A clip of Cox calling Donald Trump’s election “an act of terrorism” went viral earlier this month, and since then, she has been victim to a wave of violent threats that forced her to end the semester early and stay in her home in Orange County.
(Here’s the video incase you missed it)

The Washington Post reports:
“Now, at 66, I’m paranoid,” Cox said. “It doesn’t feel good at all to be looking over my shoulder and wondering when an unfamiliar car pulls up across the street whether they’re going to take a picture of me or something worse — but that’s my life now. I feel like I’ve been attacked by a mob of people all across the country,” she added. “If they’re telling me over and over again that they want to shoot me in the face, how am I supposed to know if they’re going to do it or not?”

The mob Cox refers to doesn’t wield pitchforks and torches but hate-filled tweets, violent emails and threatening Facebook messages and phone calls. They are a virtual force with limited numbers but a seemingly unlimited supply of hate that has proved just as frightening for the longtime academic.

The video that sparked the hate shows Cox standing in front of her students calling the president-elect a “white supremacist” and arguing that the country has “been assaulted.”

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