Trump and the rest of us have our work cut out for us, starting at our universities

Thomas Jefferson laid his life on the line when he signed the Declaration of Independence - this brave soul uses Post-It notes Students and faculty of the University of Virginia petition its president to stop quoting the founder, Thomas Jefferson.

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is being asked to refrain from quoting Thomas Jefferson because of his racist beliefs, according to The Cavalier Daily.

A letter, signed by 469 faculty members and students, was sent to Sullivan on Nov. 11 protesting the use of a Jefferson quotation in her email calling for unity after the presidential election, the student newspaper reported.

“We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, others of us came here in spite of it,” the letter read. “For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey.”

A good start on cleaning up this mess is to end federally guaranteed student loans.