Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bethune-Cookman grads boo the hell out of Betsy DeVos' commencement speech

Posted By on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 3:06 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO
  • Photo by Monivette Cordeiro
Despite petitions from thousands of students, for some reason Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a commencement speech today at the historically black Bethune-Cookman University and, well, she was booed to hell and back.

As you can see in the clip above, Devos, a billionaire GOP donor who once said that historically black colleges and universities founded during racial segregation were the "real pioneers" of "school choice," wasn't winning over the crowd.  At one point, the chanting and boos were so bad the university president grabbed the mic and threatened cut the ceremony short and send the diplomas out by mail.

Congratulations to the graduates of Bethune-Cookman.


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