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Rob Lowe said he felt 'humiliated' by a California college's decision to scrap reciting the Pledge of Allegiance because of its links to 'white nationalism.'
The Santa Barbara City College said last week it had decided to 'discontinue the use' of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag at meetings for reasons related to its history and symbolism.
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However the board reversed the decision on Tuesday as members had 'First Amendment Rights' to comment which had to be respected.
Despite the u-turn, actor Rob Lowe took to Twitter to express his disapproval at initial decision.
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The Parks and Recreation actor tweeted: 'Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy.'
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Board of Trustees President Robert Miller claimed the decision was taken to end the recitation of the pledge at meetings because of what he described as its 'history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.'
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The timing of Lowe’s came as an ex-Santa Barbara City College adjunct professor Celeste Barber challenged the decision to cancel the Pledge.
'There’s nothing white nationalist about the Pledge of Allegiance,' Barber said on Fox & Friends.
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'There’s no reference to race, gender or ethnicity....
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