Connect with us

Not up in here! Betsy DeVos was showered by a wave of boos on Wednesday while delivering the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida. How the hell DeVos ended up delivering a commencement speech at a HBCU is beyond us, and apparently, everyone attending the ceremony not seated on the stage.

To exacerbate audience response, the supremely under-qualified Secretary of Education was given an honorary doctorate from school President Edison O. Jackson. That gives us profound understanding of the thousands of petitions signed calling for Jackson’s resignation.

Jackson embraced his Uncle Tom role, however, when he told students standing up and turning their backs to DeVos, “If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you. Choose which way you want to go.”

“One of the hallmarks of higher education and of democracy is the ability to converse with people with whom we disagree,” DeVos told the jeering audience. “We can focus on differences that divide us, or we can choose to listen and learn from each other’s experiences.”

This episode comes just days after DeVos’ boss, President Donald Trump, said that funding for historically Black colleges may be unconstitutional.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NEWS

Did The Weeknd Just Hop Over To Katy Perry?

Published

on

Since The Weeknd’s split from Selena Gomez, the singer has been spotted with a myriad of women. But now, eyebrows are being raised over the Canadian artist’s latest spotting with Katy Perry.

On Monday, the two were photographed separately arriving to Italian restaurant Madeo in West Hollywood. Does this mean the two are kicking up a bit of a romance? Not quite.

Sources tell E! News that the two are working on something special.  “They are discussing working together. They aren’t dating,” the insider explained. “Abel is always thinking about new collaborations with talented artists. Abel has many female friends and most of them are in the industry.”

Now that we can forget about naming these two the new it couple, we are now more concerned about what they have up their sleeves.

Abel was previously linked to Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. Katy last publicly dated Orlando Bloom.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: