A.D. Carson, a Ph.D. student in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design at Clemson University and his friend, Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor in Clemson's department of Communication Studies attended a Donald Trump rally hosted by their school in Pendleton on Feb. 10.
When they got up to leave, after peacefully listening to Trump, police in military-style gear told them they were not welcome and they were asked to leave.
Carson, who has written extensively on the history of race and on contemporary problems involving race at Clemson, asked the officers why they were not welcome. He was told "It's not us, it's the Trump campaign that said that you are no longer welcome here."
Carson said the incident was "scary" and he felt he was "witnessing firsthand the rhetoric of Trump's America being "great again" in action — security and police in military-style uniforms telling us we aren't welcome."