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Letter: What Trump missed by leaving Fordham

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I agree with Rev. Raymond Schroth that President Donald Trump would have benefited from a Jesuit education, where the core belief is social justice [“The education of a future president,” Opinion, Feb. 10].

In 1966, I was a Fordham freshman who studied philosophy and journalism. I was a member of the track team that boycotted the New York Athletic Club meet because of its discriminatory practices against blacks and Jews.

If Trump had stayed at Fordham, he might have met the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, who was willing to be arrested in his protest against the Vietnam War, or Rev. Herbie Rogers, who championed gay rights.

Then again, Fidel Castro and communism witch-hunter Joe McCarthy had solid Jesuit educations.

Bill Toumey, Long Beach