Published on May 10, 2017 by The Young Turks
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed while delivering a speech at a historically black college. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why the students were mad she was speaking there. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Graduating students booed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she spoke here Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement, and many turned their backs to protest her appearance at the historically black school.
The speech was part of the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to reach out to historically black colleges and universities. Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said that outreach is an empty gesture. But the university president defended her work as a philanthropist and her commitment to education.
The speech attracted national attention at a time of heated debates over academic freedom. At many schools, protests have broken out when students objected to the views of controversial speakers, while others defended their right to voice unpopular views. Some saw the demonstrations against the speech as righteous indignation, while others saw a lack of civility.”
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