An Indian American professor at the University of California Berkeley`s School of Law has joined an exodus of business and academic leaders quitting President Donald Trump`s advisory boards and councils. Sonia Katyal, the Chancellor`s Professor of Law, has quit the Commerce Department`s Digital Economy Board of Advisors, an Obama-era initiative to help the federal government navigate the challenges of an emerging economy. More than half of the members of this advisory board–have quit, citing Trump`s controversial comments on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11-12, in which one woman, Heather Heyer, a young white counter-protestor, was killed. Trump Aug. 12 blamed counter-protestors and rally supporters for the violence which ensued during the event. He attempted to recant his remarks Aug. 14, but metaphorically shot himself in the foot again the following day. Merck Pharmaceuticals CEO Ken Frazier, who is African American, set off the wave of resignations , as he quit Trump`s Manufacturing Council, stating that Trump had not adequately condemned to the violence in Charlottesville. Several business leaders followed Frazier`s exit the following day, quitting both the Manufacturing Council and Trump`s Strategy and Policy Forum.