Statement on President’s comments

The Board of Directors of the Oregon Peace Institute condemns in the strongest terms the vulgar and disrespectful language of Donald Trump talking disparagingly of the continent of Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, and other countries of people of color. We are ashamed and embarrassed that any person holding office would engage in such sophomoric and repulsive characterizations. We commit ourselves to working to make this sort of behavior absolutely abhorrent and unacceptable.