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Eckerd President joins other university leaders in calling on Donald Trump to speak out against violence

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Eckerd College President Donald Eastman has joined 109 other college and university presidents around the country urging Donald Trump to condemn acts of violence that have sporadically erupted since his stunning Electoral College victory for president 10 days ago. The Southern Poverty Law Center has counted more than 400 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation in the U.S. since Election Day. And in a video statement released Friday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said FBI statistics for 2015 showed a 67 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslim Americans. Hate crimes against Jewish people,…

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