Betsy DeVos

Graduating students at Bethune Cookman University embarrassed their parents and themselves by booing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who was the invited keynote speaker.

Some of the graduates booed DeVos and turned their backs on her as she spoke. DeVos continued her prepared speech even as she was nearly drowned out by the shouting.

Before DeVos arrived at the University, protesters gathered outside holding picket signs.

At one point, DeVos called on the parents of the graduates to stand up. This was a calculated move on her part to shame the students in front of their parents. But the millennials couldn’t care less.

DeVos praised the university’s founder Mary McLeod Bethune as someone who “refused to accept systemic and repulsive racism,” and had “the courage to change old ideas.”

“Let’s choose to hear one another out,” she pleaded with the boisterous crowd. “I am here to demonstrate in the most direct way possible that I and the administration are fully committed to your success and to the success of every student across this great country,” she said.

University president Edison Jackson briefly took the microphone to reprimand the students. “If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you. Choose which way you want to go,” Jackson warned the graduates.

DeVos was an unpopular choice for Education Secretary because she is a millionaire elitist with no classroom experience. Despite the hate directed at her by the black community, DeVos promised to divert federal money to historically black colleges

After DeVos left the stage, Jackson took the mic again to remind the students that, regardless of their opinion of her, the school needs friends in high places with deep pockets.

“Bethune-Cookman University can’t do it alone. We need everyone to be a part of this continuation of our institution,” he said.


  • D. Curl

    I’m ashamed that my city even let this woman come up there. BCU is doing all of this brown nosing knowing they are not getting a penny from this administration.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I’m surprised by your description of her Sandra LOL.

  • Faithz

    This W%##* can’t identify with poor people.

  • Faithz

    Served her Rich as just right!!

  • MissHarlem

    Bethune herself is turning in her damn grave. She stood for education and this half ass human can’t spell education. Shame on them for inviting her ass to begin with. I Stan for my HBCU but this is some bullshit. Congrats class of 2017 ????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I know they need funding, but they look so undignified standing behind her, with arms crossed. Similar to all those old black men in Trump’s office with ConArtist Conway’s open legs, taking pictures…just uncouth and undignified.

    Them youngins said FCUKKK DAT! LOL ?

  • Torae

    Only thing embarrassing are the people that hired her to speak and the people standing behind her..

  • Miany

    DeVos was an unpopular choice for Education Secretary because she is a millionaire elitist with no classroom experience. Despite the hate directed at her by the black community, DeVos promised to divert federal money to historically black colleges

    ^^ IM more inclined to believe the disdain towards her comes from her comments re HBCUs she mentioned that they were “pioneers in school choice” apparently she forgot the part about HBCUs being born as a result of historically white institutions turning down/ rejecting/ not allowing black folk to attend… to turn around and invite a bissh like that to speak at the school is insulting and they petitioned to have her invitation rescinded, she could have stepped down, the school could have withdrew their invitation but NOOOO they chose this. Their nasty azzes should have let these grads enjoy their time but no, they forced the bissh upon the students so they peacefully protested.

  • Ryan

    Harvard wouldn’t have even invited her to speak at their graduation. Every time a white person shows up doesn’t mean we should all jump up and down praising them saying “lawdy lawdy, a white lady done came down heah tah talk tah us.” And it’s weird that would even need to be said.

  • Interracial_NOT

    Just because she is there doesn’t mean she supports us..

  • Joi Calloway

    Betsy DeVos embarrassed herself coming to any university let alone a black one. She has ZERO experience with public education and has ZERO sense on poor families and the way education is offered to them. Everyone was not born with a silver spoon in their mouth! I would have thrown tomatoes at her stupid arse!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She needed to be booed.

  • Shenita Byrd Smith

    I was there. I don’t recall the president threatning the students even though you could see he was upset. Her speech was long, boring, and nothing new. Sellout Omarosa was up there and received boos herself. The one thing I agree on is that to boo her the way they did was unnecessary. She just excepted a job. They should’ve booed that crazy trick more.

  • Shenita Byrd Smith

    Why? She’s a Republican.

  • klwbaby

    Did Omarosa speak or she was just Devos token black friend for the occasion?

  • Indies beauty

    That was cringy and an embarrassment for the school. How about the students let her speak and after host a forum where they can voice their discontent.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I wonder how many graduations Oprah don spoke at for HBCU? Hmmmm

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Sandra is usually very fond of Trump’s administration! LOL I’m just taken aback she called the lady an “elitist!”

  • A-way29

    Why not say, “parents stand up”?or am I knit picking?

  • Evillene

    Any administrator, or member of any committee, that selected Betsy DeVos as the commencement speaker should be immediately terminated. It was an affront to the institution, its students and their families to be subjected to the mindless ramblings of an undereducated puppet of the most openly, unapologetically racist administration in more than 50 years.
    Personally, I would not have gone hoarse trying the “boo” that b*tch, but the revolution is here and I will not condemn any form of peaceful protest.

  • Evillene

    tell it!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Omarosa was Betsy’s bodyguard.

  • Coffee1st

    I’m really trying to make sense of the fact that she was invited to speak there in the first place.

  • Tea??

    Next time listen to your students instead of trying to make a statement.

  • TamG

    Long as the prez is in a firing mood, why not clean house altogether and get rid of all the hacks he rewarded because of donations or whatever, starting with Devos, by far his worst cabinet pick, the least inspired and the least merited. I was not opposed to the one HBCU performing at the Inauguration and thought it and some of the performers who chose to like Chrisette Michele were unfairly maligned by simpletons. But I have to say I just don’t see the logic in inviting this Devos lady to speak at this school. It was a huge miscalculation by the Bethune-Cookman administration. The audience was ignorant and wrong to boo her, but I can’t say I disagree with their sentiment. I so hope Trump gets rid of this lady and stops listening to whatever adviser suggested he hire her in the first place.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Why was she ever there? Morehouse would never!!!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    All in her face!!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Lol ?

  • Phyllis

    Why did they think this was a good idea ?

  • Phyllis

    I caught that as well.. Didn’t like it !!

  • Interracial_NOT

    They were cooning. But these millenials will never ever coon…

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I’m proud of these youngins

  • Erica

    Oprah spoke at my alma mater HBCU Johnson C Smith last year here in Charlotte, NC

  • EMILY POST

    Ignorant …. but why would they boo ? . What has she done to them to make them boo ?

  • EMILY POST

    Lol ? prior to her having a network needing blacks support.. . When she found out the non blacks really didn’t watch her cable channel but she tried them first… lol

  • Faithz

    Me too.

  • Faithz

    Thanks for that Comment, so on point.

  • Faithz

    Preach the word.

  • dontgetblocked

    These students are supposed to be professionals venturing out into the workplace. Politics don’t belong in the workplace. You act like educated professionals and show the world why HBCUs deserve funding. They came off as a bunch of uneducated ignorant thugs. This is why black people are bottom feeders. We don’t know how to hide our emotions and fake it until we make it. There’s no way I would have ruined my graduation and I would have told the troublemakers to shut up.

  • EMILY POST

    She gave it a try but some people are not rational they are mad because of what? Oh because NBC and CNN told them to be ? angry.

  • Faithz

    Yep.

  • dontgetblocked

    Just ignorant. I would have been kissing her behind and trying to land a job. Dummies. They’ll be sorry when they’re still unemployed in a year.

  • EMILY POST

    You make to much sense… that would be logical and reasonable….. Liberal television told them to be mad at her … They feel whatever television and the entertainment industry tells them too…

  • Scromes1212

    Why?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Research Bethune and the reason she had to start this university. Then ask yourself why

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Maybe because she contradicts everything that Bethune stood for

  • EMILY POST

    What is it that she stands for to you that contradicts Bethune?

  • interestingconcept1

    Coon arse administration should have been booed too. Inviting that woman.

  • Scromes1212

    I know that information. But I’m trying to figure out how having her speak is a slap in the face? Cause she is white? Cause they think she’s not qualified for her job?

  • Scromes1212

    I’m trying to figure this out smh

  • dontgetblocked

    And we’ll see how many of those liberal bosses hire them.

  • dontgetblocked

    That was just ignorant. At one point, you grow up. They’ll learn.

  • EMILY POST

    Lol I am too. I am curious about all this outrage…

  • dontgetblocked

    Even if all that is true, they should still have conducted themselves better. They tarnished the image of the school.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Hogwash! Student protests and disenfranchise is what has so often affected change! The school was bought and sold by the Trump Administration, and this is all for show! Besty got her people, this is a move to get more young black voters for the next election for anyone one who runs on the Republican ticket or as an conservative-moderate independent!

    Let her speak at Harvard or a long list of others! I don’t condemn the school for inviting her, they need funding, bottom line, but I’m proud that the students didn’t roll over and go for it! No matter what they do, Black recent college grads will be the least or last hired, for the exception of a few over the masses of blacks who matriculate annually!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    All of her comments regarding HBCU’s can be found online. In addition she is clueless on the foundation/need for HBCU’s https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a10b2e3daa37a669a35148ecfe4192ec37fa1d2c503a8d07f44b518de929fcd2.jpg

  • Scromes1212

    Nice try lol I know it was hard trying to google all the evil things she did lol

  • Rhyme and Reason

    By this point, anyone who still believe we are under a two-party democracy is lost or out of touch! Liberal or Conservative, there is only one beast with multitude figure heads! You’ll see, one day when the US Flag is shared with that of Russia, multinational government is in full-effect! The miseducation of Americans is truly sad!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you! I love when they [MILLENIALS] challenge the status quo, go along to get along, bought and sold, NOT!

  • EMILY POST

    The American flag is one with colonized powers when has it not…. What are you people talking about Russia for? Lol ? oh the democrats think everyone is stupid enough to believe that so we won’t pay attention the podesta emails.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I dont have to Google. Angela Rye already got in her azz a few times regarding her comments. I’m simply jump starting your research since you can’t connect the dots

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Very well stated! Somehow this goes over many people’s heads or logic, but to each his own. I love peaceful protests!

  • Coy little wink

    Go to cnn.com they broke it down for you

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re not black stop speaking on issues that don’t concern you clown.

  • Scromes1212

    One statement that she made to try and give praise to HBCU’s and that warrants this? This is about Trump, that’s it.

  • Scromes1212

    No they didn’t lol she was trying to give praise to HBCU’s and she failed. That doesn’t warrant this reaction. In my humble opinion

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ok! Thank you!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Don’t know why they thought this would be any kind of a good idea…..

  • PrettyBrown28

    Exactly.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Praising them by saying they were founded due to “school choice” and not Jim Crow? Granted, there are several b.s. comments that she made regarding the universities.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    It’s fine if individuals, corporations, clergy want to line their pockets, serve their private agendas, get contracts, funding, or invites, but don’t expect people to drink the koolaid or help them funnel the cash and prizes!

  • EMILY POST

    Okay so it is a school did someone educate her on the schools founding…
    She wasn’t at the Apollo . Wasn’t their interest in providing more funding to HBCUs by the current administration because don’t they receive the majority of their funding from the Feds.
    Did they provide her with a list of grievances ??? They were so enraged! They had the secretary of education at their school and booing was their reaction… Very Intellectual response!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    She certainly is not qualified for the gig she was given. Mostly none of them are, they are just billionaire friends of Cheeto.

  • Coy little wink

    The article discussed the reasons for the protest

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I stopped at your first line. Why should anyone be required to educate her on anything? Is anyone responsible for educating you?

  • StayathomeMom

    ??!!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Fuk the Dems or GOPs (I’m an Independent), there is much more at stake (our democracy), and if you can’t see it or the handwriting on the wall, then live in your world of bliss! Russia, naw, not a problem! My bad! What could I possibly be thinking???

    I read and listen to more than US News, like The Economist, BBC or Al Jazeera News, PBS and Talk Radio, a myriad of opinions and thoughts, from political pundits to experts to everyday joes! Yes, we are interconnected, and right now, Russia IS a problem or for those who aren’t convinced a concern!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Uhh, this concerns everyone…

  • ~~eb

    As alumni of BCU (C/O 2004) I was outraged they selected her in the first place. The boos came from the crowd not the students. They stood up and turned their backs to Devos.

    Class of 2017, congrats. I am so sorry your day was ruined. May 3, 2004 is a day I will always hold near and dear to me. #gowildcats

  • Indies beauty

    Yeah, I think it’s becoming a trend. Being mad with no valid reasoning and jumping on the bandwagon. I strangely figured that out reading comments from Bowwows interview on Wendy and his trending hash tag on twitter.

  • Scromes1212

    She was trying to make a point and failed. “Praise” was not the right word.

  • Elevated Soul

    I will say it again…Black Demoncrats are the dumbest people ALIVE! There IGNORANCE hurt the Black Condition but many are too brainwashed to see it…..The thing that’s hella sad is most Blacks have the mindsets these idiots have.

    Obama took 90 million dollars from HBCU’s and these IDIOTS were silent because he come in Black face…When President Trump met with HBCU Presidents, certain blogs that claim to be about “Black empowerment” told those idiots to not take any grants”. Now mind you Black Alumni of said schools are NOT giving back, so where are the poor students going to finance their education…..

    What a COMPLETE embarrassment these KOONS are…..

  • Coffee1st

    Yeah they were. Be careful with the “N” word though ?

  • AJ

    President Jackson was obviously promised something by #45. It was a quid pro quo. So tired of some in our community being so short-sighted. If I were an alumna, kiss my money goodbye. And I would never send my child there. He did more long-term damage with this dumb stunt.

  • AJ

    It was President Jackson, but I am sure he got the ok from the trustees.

  • sherri2016

    Just cause you type Boldface doesn’t make it True

  • Elevated Soul

    Go on somewhere with your stupid self sitting up trying to deflect from Black Democratic ignorance, by focusing on a d@mn font…

  • Mojo2

    So true. We are feed lies every day

  • sherri2016

    It’s nothing wrong with the way they Peacefully Protested

  • sherri2016

    Both The Democratic party and GOP need and overhaul but don’t be mad at me cause you kissing rich white arse but not getting nothing in return

  • dontgetblocked

    It’s exhausting. You can’t help the black race. It just can’t be done. You would never have seen Asians or Hispanics or Indians or Africans do that. Only poor dumb ass nyggas. Knowing that school is broke and they acted like ghetto thugs. I just can’t!

  • dontgetblocked

    LMAO

  • dontgetblocked

    In the end…who was hurt by their actions? Better yet. Who was helped??

  • dontgetblocked

    Typical reaction when one is educated. For the record, I’ve been black all of my life. How about you?

  • dontgetblocked

    It just makes me sick when I think of their behavior.

  • XoXo

    What should’ve been embarrassing for the parents is how their children’s graduation was imposed upon by Jackson’s financial agenda. I would be pissed and would’ve walked out. You’ve got to stand for what is right at whatever cost sometimes.

  • XoXo

    They had Jackson all “shook!” LOL!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U said hogwash I fell out

  • XoXo

    Because in her mind, they are no two parent homes as it relates to Black peoples. She caught her own racist/discrminating mistake too. lol

  • XoXo

    Wrong! She was her “slave for the day.”

  • A D N

    So…on one of my biggest days of accomplishments, I am supposed to listen peacefully to someone whose views I oppose? And…not to mention it is my student loans I have to pay back while not having the option on my choice of speaker? Wow! But, I’m wrong? Then pay back the loan and I’ll sit quietly. Equal trade…

  • Genia

    preach!!!

  • Genia

    mailing my degree…does not make me less of a graduate…..

  • A-way29

    True. I’m glad they boo’d her too. I would’ve cut that speech short tho. They weren’t having that today lol

  • Alwayshonest

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO SANDRA BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Mojo2

    Lmao. I’m for school choice and charter schools. So are most in my neiborhood!! We are tired not being able to send our kids to better schools. News Flash: B Devos is for school choice and charter school and has been for years. This helps us. All those damn politician in NYC are against it! Of course, all their damn kids go to private school. What about yours and mines?? This is BS. Those late night comedy jerks making fun of her. As they live behind their iron gates in their lily YT hoods I’m sick of the stupidity!! Damn. Research all sides then use your minds.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I cannot ugh

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Why is this fool there????

  • Elevated Soul

    So true… The idiots are truly lost in the shuffle! At- least President Trump is trying to do outreach to these dumb niqqas which is something Obama NEVER did….

    President Trump is trying to give these fools a seat at the table, when no one else does.The Demoncratic only give a seat to race pimps like Sharpton who has given nothing back but loud talk and a horrific wig.

  • Elevated Soul

    These fools are so d@mn basic that they actually focus on a font….

  • Elevated Soul

    One thing for sure is that: Black Demoncrats do not care about Black people.

  • Elevated Soul

    I>Clearly these idiots, don’t realize that President Trump also introduced plans to decrease HB1 work visas.I will bet they have no clue what that mean.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly! Your spot on with your comment.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Out of curiosity, where was your upbringing geographically? Where are you curr2geographically located?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Still no word on how long sufferers of student loan debt can get some type relief? Until then, booooooooooooooooooooo

  • smartchickfl

    Stfu. I beseech you.

  • shay2shaymd

    Exactly

  • The Last Word

    I dont have any insight into your cirumstances but charter schools, as a general proposition, are an excuse to decrease funding for public schools and do not return any measurable increases in results.

  • The Last Word

    If politics don’t belong in the workplace, why invite Devos in the first place?

    Lots of shufflin’ on this site. . . .

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I get what you’re saying, but I believe school choice and charter schools will be much of the same as public schools, only privatized like the industrial prison complex! I’ve spoken with educational administrators about the pros and cons, those in my community because I have special needs children who are severely marginalized by our current educational system.

    Granted, school vouchers would afford some students access to better schools. I believe, we need both; to fix our public schools by offering ALL students the same resources; simple things like books, computers (AND SOFTWARE) accountable teachers, college prep courses, the arts and trades!

    It would be much cheaper than incarceration and legal costs for prosecuting career criminals with education as an indicator or neutralizer for future behaviors or outcomes! The Harlem KidsZone is a prime example, along with others! The documentary “The Lottery of Birth” explains why not, IMO, it’s a conflict of interest to educate our children!

  • The Last Word

    Anyone who believes anything that Trump says is naive.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Only if you are a teacher …. I know teachers receive relief if they work in high risk areas . Also if you become disabled .,

  • The Last Word

    She was trying to make the Trump administration appear friendly to HBCU interests notwithstanding it’s actually intentions.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    “School choice” was not the right words but you’re being purposeful in your misunderstanding so…

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Notice the idiot race trolls won’t respond to this. “Idk why folks mad” yet ppl are explaining it to death right on this very site hours before they commented. Devils

  • EMILY POST

    Why are you worried about where her kids go to school. I know regular colleges that had Michelle Obama speak and her children are going to Ivy League private schools.
    Not everyone was a fan of Obama but the thought of booing just because you don’t like someone’s political party is ignorant but blacks do the bidding of white liberals in the Democratic Party… it made for great headlines in liberal mefia outlets once again the stubborn blacks doing the dirty work for white liberals and you call the schools administration the Coons…. womp womp

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Uhh, troll move around.

  • Jen_no_juice

    “If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you. Choose which way you want to go,”
    ———–
    I would’ve started chanting “mail it”. Hpmh don’t threaten me with a good option. I still got my degree

  • Ms..N

    The real question is “If we pay taxes for schools why would any school need to beg for money”! Its sad we have no control of where our money is spent! An they have all the control of taking it out of our pockets.

  • NY_Chick

    exactly… i’m still getting it.

  • NY_Chick

    they weren’t able to find anyone else… Wait lemme think???

  • PRPSP

    So, the parents and the staff SHOULD have been embarrassed! Minorities get it together! You want to fight the good fight, demand respect, demand equal opportunity, etc. etc. etc. Yet you think by disrespecting the SAME people you want a hand out from is proving a point! WRONG! Someone answer me this, why is it that some people who grow up poor and in the hood with little to no opportunity as their white counterparts (myself included), can make a way and not depend on financial assistance, low income housing and all that other crap that’s purposely used to cripple us… Step your game up, put in the work, and you will reap the benefits. Stop using excuse after pathetic excuse! White people laugh at us because we hold the key to our own destruction. Those who have ”made it”, look at the racists who blame whitey for their donwfalls, broke, ”always looking for an excuse to be losers and jackasses”, ”the world owes me because I’m black but I don’t contribute sh%^&t to society mentality of the ones always in line for a low income housing application, food stamps, and 15 dollar an hour for working at MCDONALD’S ass degenerates and laugh!!!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    My viewpoint is different , the university actively recruited these students. The students paid for their education , they are consumers . The staff is paid and so the students should have had a say in whom came to speak at their commencement ceremony . No , not everyone would like the speaker but to pick someone that displeased so many on such an important occasion seemed very insensitive . During their time at the school while they receiving their education there will be many lectures, speakers , and topics that they might not like like or agree with . They have to learn to deal with that and navigate through that as part the undergraduate , graduate and further degree and study in their chosen career path. This seemed to be a bit much on graduation day. The administration should not have been surprised they received a negative reaction.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    My viewpoint is different , the university actively recruited these students. The students paid for their education , they are consumers . The staff is paid and so the students should have had a say in whom came to speak at their commencement ceremony . No , not everyone would like the speaker but to pick someone that displeased so many on such an important occasion seemed very insensitive . During their time at the school while they receiving their education there will be many lectures, speakers , and topics that they might not like like or agree with . They have to learn to deal with that and navigate through that as part the undergraduate , graduate and further degree and study in their chosen career path. This seemed to be a bit much on graduation day. The administration should not have been surprised they received a negative reaction.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    They paid for their degree so …. they don’t want a lawsuit .

  • JerseyMom

    Why was she giving the commencement speech anyways? Blank stare.

  • mocha brown

    So you are going to mail something I paid for???! No, no, no, no, no no no! You are just filling your own pockets! This is a disgrace!

  • mocha brown

    We have seen it done many many times with other races. You are very ignorant

  • Lanegra??

    That’s because Morehouse has a good network of Alumni. Bethune Cookman has been financially struggling for years. So I am not totally surprised by this move.

  • Scromes1212

    What matters is the funding she pushed for HBCU’s . But you and everyone else somehow fail to mention that smh

  • AriesSun

    Yes but other races are not at the bottom the ladder.

  • FOR COMMENT

    At the end of the day..it’s about respect and there is a time and place for everything. This is not what you do when someone is speaking–that won’t change anything.

  • darealwifey

    Schools don’t typically consult students before inviting a speaker. We need to better understand how to make our voices heard. “The system” does not respond to emotion. “The system” is based off logic and reasoning. People need to vote, communicate with their congressmen and senators, write letters, etc. Volunteer for candidates who support the same issues as you. Booing might make us feel better in the moment, but it puts the university in a bad position politically, and like it or not, it’s all about politics.

  • Interracial_NOT

    All you just said was it doesn’t really matter whether someone boos or not, they still gonna end up where they’re supposed to be. You can sit down now. Until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes you can’t tell me a damn thing.

  • NegraGata

    No the ones that SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED is the administration that invited the lady to such an IMPORTANT part of the Class of 2017s final thoughts on their college experience.

    Not every Black person that needs assistance is doing it because they are looking for “free stuff” some of them do it because they genuinely need assistance to make it further and their parents weren’t able to make provisions for them to go further. Working at a minimum wage job and trying to finish school and “adulting” at the same time can be a bit much when you first leave high school. There aren’t scholarships out there for everyone.

    There’s always more than one way to skin a cat…NOT EVERYBODY can follow the same path. Protest should happen wherever the need arises. This should “learn” those (that) people (person) who thought having his NON-POSITIVE influence on Black people was a good choice.

  • Mbailey

    WOMAN looks like she sat straight up inside her casket and started speaking……

  • Interracial_NOT

    That was not the time nor place for Betsy Devos

  • Genia

    Embarrassed, by what exactly?. A graduating Student exercising their rights to a peaceful protest. (and yes that is what it was a protest). This woman speaking at a HBCU, is the embarrassment and an insult

    Minorities get it together? Is you DUMB?…We want a hand out from a pay to play individual who gained her political post due to privilege? Who never had public education as a part of her agenda??…..We have to get it together, to gain respect? get it together to gain what is constitutionally ours?? Equal opportunity? Is you DUMB

    ..
    Answer you WHAT?? What does low income housing, growing up in the hood have to do with these GRADUATING STUDENTS??? Or your original none factor point for that matter? ..your abandoning your argument here sweets…”IS YOU DUMB”

    Wait….you’re an US?? As in….a graduate of BCU? a College graduate?? ….ohhh black, you’re black as in US blacks?? You’re an US?? But you wrote the above BULL-ISH? IS YOU DUMB?

    Your entire RANT, is DUMB…and makes absolutely no sense. How did you get; low income, poor people, government housing, McDonalds, none contributors to society…out of a story on College Graduates who are protesting the secretary of education who has no experience and no agenda in an educational sector in which most BLACK college students are products of?? Public education!!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    She’s only the Education Secretary. But I doubt these tools in the audience actually got an education.

  • Wile E. Coli

    $10 says these idiots didn’t even know why they were booing her.

  • TawnyDelux

    the degree comes in the mail anyway

  • Mo

    Whatever your message may be, no one will pay you any real attention when you attack them. Your attack and is full of stereotypes, putdowns and labeling. I think if you really feel passionate about our race moving forward you need to find another way. Our “leaders” lead with passion but never with a disgusting tone toward their people…even when they felt that anger, they addressed the issues but never placed stereotypes. We rise above stereotypes from white people all the time, we don’t need it from our own.
    Your message makes me feel like you’re a white person sitting behind a computer screen mad at a race you don’t understand. If you are in fact black…I need you to do better…your message is full of failed rhetoric and hate.
    Always remember you win more bees with honey then with vinegar.

  • Mo

    What is “thug” about booing someone you don’t agree with and how are they bottom feeders when they just received degrees from college. That to me sounds like they are educated and upset. not thugs and bottoms feeders.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    They know why they booed her….SR just failed to mentioned that in this post.

    DeVos, who was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Education on Feb. 7, has repeatedly come under fire for her advocacy of school vouchers and choice and for controversial remarks she made in February in which she omitted the history of racial segregation in schools that led to the founding of historically black colleges and universities in America.

    In February, DeVos described HBCUs as “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.”

    Betsy DeVos on HBCUs as “school choice” vs. basic historical facts about segregation on her own department’s website

    “Betsy DeVos, and the entire Trump Administration, have acted against the needs of Black and Brown people, working class people of all races, HBCUs and our entire public education system,” read a letter addressed to the university’s president, chairman and members of its board.

    “As a fellow community leader, who is responsible for presiding over the legacy of such an historic and treasured institution, we deem your decision reckless, irresponsible and in direct conflict with the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.”

    In a separate letter, the state’s NAACP chapter called for the university’s president and its chairman to resign in response to alleged threats to withhold degrees from students who protested DeVos.

    University president Edison Jackson ignored those protests and, on Wednesday, defended his decision to invite DeVos and described it as an opportunity to “engage and educate” the secretary of education.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Doubtful many of these idiots even understand that. But let’s see.. they’re mad because of an omission? LOFL. Tools. Much of America is FOR vouchers. Especially considering the massive failure of public schools in most of our inner cities. Unless, of course, you believe that HS grads that can barely read at 8th grade levels is a success.

    No, more than likely this was just herd mentality from people who can’t think on their own.

    Nice cut and paste, BTW.

  • Mo

    Well, they are college grads so I wouldn’t call them idiots.
    Also I am pretty sure they boo’ed not out of herd mentality, but out of disgust that this woman has a bachelor’s degree in business as the acting Secretary of Education and bought her way into her position with no experience. Now they have to sit through one of the most important moments in their lives and feel cheated because of someone’s political agendas.
    Instead of pandering to a specific demographic because you feel guilty just do your job and show America that you have our best interest at heart.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Typical response from someone who can’t elaborate their point.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    salute <3

  • Courtney Wheeler

    you only want to come here to say the students are stupid. how smart does that make you. and most of america is not for vouchers. many of us understand that public education is supposed to an equalizer. over the years…ppl like devos have made a mockery of the institution. now all of a sudden..public school doesn’t work. yeah right. all i see is a money grab.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    who tf cares about any of what you are saying. the system is corrupt. HCBUs proved who they serve by inviting her.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    she is unqualified.

  • Elevated Soul

    LOL…..Most Black Democrats are dumb and I mean hella dumb.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    charter schools dont give a fock about your kid or your neighborhood. they only want to make money for their share holders…owners. so if you are okay with that…fine. just know…you kids dont live in this world by themselves. all those kids you dont like…will be sharing the world with your kids. and why are ppl so for charters???? is it possibly because they ruined your public school on purpose. smh

  • Courtney Wheeler

    wow…LOL i hate that ppl can use any picture they want for their profile pic.

  • Wile E. Coli

    “STUDENTS” aren’t smart or experienced enough to discount the views of other people. All these ingrates did was make themselves look like petulant spoiled brats. That’s why they’re called ‘students’ . ANY university that puts up with this crap is cheating their students and giving in to mob stupidity.

  • JV

    Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are “real pioneers when it comes to school choice”
    — Betsy Devos

    God help me if this requires further explanation, but it is patently obvious why the students where unhappy with her presence.

  • Wile E. Coli

    You can graduate college as an idiot. Some graduate with less common sense than they started with.

    “Instead of pandering to a specific demographic because you feel guilty just do your job and show America that you have our best interest at heart.”

    You’re not talking about ‘best interests’ here. This is tunnel vision from idiots. Currently the education system in the US is at the BOTTOM of the list. And these idiots think that’s good enough. Don’t change it. Don’t even DISCUSS changing it. Brilliant. But hey! They’re ‘college graduates’.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She shouldn’t have been a commencement speaker an an HBCU at all. And for them to give her an honorary degree goes to show how aloof the President of Bethune-Cookman is. He needs to be fired for that piss poor decision. Im proud of those young kings and queens who stood their ground yesterday. Made me cry everytime I saw the video…

  • AG

    $10 says you never went to college.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Last time I checked there were more whites getting food stamps and living in low income housing than blacks. But thats none of my business…..

  • TOO REAL

    WHEN THEY INVITED HER TO SPEAK THEY HAD TO KNOW SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN. I DOUBT IF THE PARENTS WERE EMBARRASSED BECAUSE I KNOW MINE WASN’T WHEN MY SCHOOL DID THE SAME THING. TRY AGAIN SANDY NO ONE IS BOWING DOWN TO YOUR PRESIDENT AND HIS SICK CHOICES.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Also, if you work at a college in the Financial Aspect (Bursar & Financial Aid) you can get them removed after ten years of payment. The disabled one is a catch 22 because if you want to go back to school you cant use loans and if you do then your disability discharge will make you owe the previous dismissed loans and the new ones you get.

  • Elevated Soul

    Black Democrats are DUMB….The zombie above went to a site of “disinformation/lies aka liberal site and copied and pasted left wing rhetoric.They believe that mess is the ultimate truth.It does not begin to cross their minds that it’s not ….These idiots really believe it makes them makes smart to repeat what they heard as opposed to doing the actual research…

    Black Democrats are so shallow and just simple minded in general.I have seen many Blacks especially those coming from HBCU’s who are dumb as rocks because HBCU’S promote group think so they are just as simple minded as Mookie and them.

  • JV

    I agree with your reasoning here but disagree with the conclusion that change Devos might bring would be a good thing.

  • Wile E. Coli

    We haven’t even seen a single proposal from her yet.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Oh for Christ’s sake. It’s been DECADES since your complaints were relevant.

    So you’re saying that because they went ahead and CHOSE to create their OWN institutions, that wasn’t a ‘choice’. It makes perfect sense if you’re not looking at it through race goggles.

    God help you if you can’t look at a simple statement like that and understand it. No one is FORCED to go to ANY college anymore.

  • JV

    You say that like she’s a blank slate and we know nothing about her. It’s no secret that she favors privatization of schools, which obviously hurts people who can’t afford private schools — and funding private schools means less funding for public schools. Maybe you disagree.

    And of course, we know that she’s keen on defending kids from grizzlies!:

    ** “I will refer back to Senator Enzi and the school he was talking about in Wyoming … I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the schools to protect from potential grizzlies,” she said.

    **
    Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. But it’s no secret who she is, or what she stands for.

  • Chitowngurl

    Maybe you should do your research on her then come back and say that you think she will do any good for the education system. Her policies have already failed in different cities in the U.S. Do some research before you try defending evil folks who have no intention to do any good for our people!

  • JV

    “No one is FORCED to go to ANY college anymore.”

    Oh, but can be FORCED not to attend a WHITE college because of your ETHNICITY– that’s the point.
    That’s like saying you threw me off a bridge and I’m a “pioneer” because I landed on unexplored territory when I shattered both my legs in the fall! C’mon man..

  • Wile E. Coli

    “evil folks who have no intention to do any good for our people!”

    smh. Some of you are brain dead.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Public schools today are a complete disgrace. They’re FAILING. But you would like to continue and expand that failure to more kids who need real education to compete. Why , in a nation of 330 million people, does Google , Amazon, etc need so many foriegn workers? In Detroit last year 95% of their GRADUATES could NOT do 8th grade math. Yeah. Let’s leave it the way it is and not listen to ANYONE’S alternative ideas. Let’s shout them down like the idiots that we are.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Colleges in America have lowered the bar for some minorities to where it almost doesn’t mean anything to go to college anymore. Minorities have it far easier than anyone else when applying to schools.

    There are no “WHITE ” colleges. There are BLACK colleges though. But there are no colleges that claim themselves to be white. That’s a load of shit.

    My ethnicity? WTF?

  • JV

    I think you’re conflating what I’m saying with other people who just shouted you down and took off. I’ve said twice now that I think you’re bringing up valid points, however I don’t see how Betsy Devos is about to solve any of these problems.

  • Wile E. Coli

    The words of a cretin.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Obama sent his kids to private schools. Anyone, regardless of race, with ANY money, does the same. Because public schools are shit.

  • Wile E. Coli

    They overestimated the civility of the students.

  • JV

    “There are no “WHITE ” colleges. ”
    When Devos referenced “pioneers,” she’s referring to the first black colleges. My point is, at that time segregation was such that blacks were denied entry into colleges because of their skin color — it wasn’t like they sent off to create black universities out of want, but rather out of necessity because there was no other option. That’s what makes her comment so tone deaf and racist.

  • Wile E. Coli

    And that was then. The comment is hardly ‘racist’ get a friggin grip. You could stomp your feet all day long. Or you could calmly make your statement to her and get an explanation. It is easy to understand what she meant to say if you’re not a racist yourself.

  • JV

    Well, all this being said, I feel comfortable knowing that I have an entire graduating class who agrees with me.

  • Wile E. Coli

    And I feel sick knowing there is a graduating class of petulant children who are going to go out into the world and expect to be able to be successful with tunnel vision and childish foot stomping. Rude awakening on the way for them.

  • OP2

    HBCUs are financially struggling and a whole list of them of them over have completed closed down forever.

    -do folks not realize that inviting the Sec of ED is “a political strategy” used actually help those struggling HBCU financially??

    Such foolishness could allow political power with the stroke of a pen to go could go back on the GOP’s promise to help top HBCUs lot financially out of a rut & to build up repairs, etc.. -people need to calm down and wise up.

    Not all Black folks want their school children to remain trapped in those crime-infested, violent failing ‘public schools’ with dysfunctional hood kids hell-bent on making the lives of others more miserable. -thankfully, they will have choices via School Vouchers. That’s where the crabs-in-a-barrel angry, jealous Blacks comes in.

  • Elevated Soul

    They don’t even understand what you’re saying especially about foreign workers,because they are not in Corporate America….They don’t know a thing about the H-B1 program.

  • A D N

    I think anyone would understand that. I think the issue is how it was done (by the school’s officials) and where it was done (at a college graduation). A political move by a controversial figure who has made controversial remarks is inappropriate for a graduation. Save it for another time, but now at my expense. I paid lots of money, or will be paying back lots of money and should have the option of hearing my commencement speech by someone I respect and “want to hear”.

  • Dee

    Those old coons behind her, SMFH!!!

  • Dee

    ROFL!!!!!

  • A D N

    They reminded me of the scared Baptist preachers when MLK came to town to protest and help conditions. They claimed MLK came to start trouble when all they wanted was to work with “others”… MLK died with little support from Baptist preachers in small towns.

  • A D N

    Here’s my $10… I’ll up you $100…

  • Elevated Soul

    Says the idiot, that don’t know you’re supposed to capitalize,the first letter of the first word in a sentence.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    An associate of mines was at this graduation. She stated that she was annoyed by the booing and protesting because she just wanted to walk across the stage and get her degree. There’s a time and a place for protests, it’s disrespectful for graduates who wanted to be in and out to have to sit through the boos lol

  • Wile E. Coli

    It’s BS. Someone told these airheads DeVos was a white woman. That’s all it took to set off the race baiting.. We’re creating a generation of people who can’t bother to be civil and actually consider alternative opinions. As I said, they’ve all got very rude awakenings in their futures.

  • A D N

    Well, I’m sick knowing that what they are about to face, they were not actually prepared in school…

  • Wile E. Coli

    I think you may be correct there.

  • Mo

    We haven’t heard anything from her except tunnel vision but its ok because we will just blame the college kids and not the education system or our secretary of education.
    The bottom line is that she paid for her job so she needs to do it to the best of her abilities and with America in mind. Her agenda isn’t for majority of our citizens. With everything we know about her right now they didn’t boo her to be idiotic, it was a fair and a just response to her agenda.

  • Elevated Soul

    I love the fact that you think, I’m supposed to care what you think….

  • Wile E. Coli

    Which agenda would that be? And.. yeah.. who did she ‘pay’ for her job again?

  • TawnyDelux

    she will get it in the mail….she was getting an empty case yesterday 🙂

  • PRPSP

    What does one have to do with the other and I am sorry to tell you but that is incorrect.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Both her and I know that lol You took my statement way too literal. This is her graduate degree. The point was, there were people who just wanted to ceremoniously walk across the stage and join their families. All this mess delayed people who didn’t have time for all that.

  • Elevated Soul

    I have always been verbally attacked on this site because I come “direct and correct”, so don’t come for me as if you know what’s going on here but then again you do KNOW,but you’re posting under this alternative name….You don’t fool me. You’re too invested in my posing style.

    I must also inform you that I’m not interested in doing anything but conveying a message to the few that post as well as lurk here,who are on an elevated level of understanding. My message are for “critical thinkers”…

    “OUR LEADERS”—->LMAO! What leaders are you talking about fool?..These students are not d@mn leaders.There are NO LEADERS in the Black community,hell there is barely a Black community.These are idiots protesting out the side of their neck.

    Your message make me think you’re just another “ignorant black KOON that think all Blacks must think alike”,so you accuse those of us that don’t, of being White….I don’t care what you think you need me to do, until you begin to impress me,and trust you don’t do that..

    Fool, I’m not here caring about no bees to anyone’s honey and that goes for you and all of your names…..Nuff said!

  • Courtney Wheeler

    lol as if anyone knows who any of these people are. please stop feeding the trolls sugar

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Puhleeze…..these millennials are the most whiny, complaining ass generation of kids. And they are raising kids even more entitled then them. My brother teaches middle school and told me that his lower income Black students told them they won’t do chores if they aren’t paid for it…chillllle.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    I wouldn’t call all Black people “bottom feeders” because many people over 60 took a lot of shit and didn’t say anything. They just stayed low and did what they had to do for their families. Now, this new generation, complains about the randomest things.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion hun. Our generation didn’t even complain nor whine and are still being led. Look where that has us today. So I applaud this generation for standing up against the status quo.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    boy/girl bye

  • Rhyme and Reason

    It is a matter of perspective, and mine is that they sent a message of protest. Now how you and others perceive their booing or demonstration is perfectly fine. Listening without interruption who have given them what? The school officials already signed up, made their White House appearances, and gave her the platform to recruit or connect with potentially, future young black Republicans, or GOP voters – supporters for the next elections, IMO!

    We won’t agree, but I’m proud of this group for not going along because they need friends in high places, money, and at the end of the day, we are still on our own! More Black Women start new businesses than any other group. Why?

    Because of the lack of opportunities, and to have more control over careers and earning potential. Besty’s presence was a political move, and politics is just one game after another!

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Not quite sure what you think this generation is doing that previous ones didn’t do lol Generation X used to be out protesting South Africa, Reagan, and everything else. Nothing under the sun is new and there are no new tactics. Every generation is trying to change the “status quo”….whatever that is at that time.

  • You already know ?

    ????

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You are slow

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Seems to me that you’re slow. You can’t even conjure up an educated response. If you can’t explain how this doesn’t affect everyone like I originally stated it shows your ignorance.

  • EMILY POST

    lol ? now your post is funny.

  • ChineseCheckers

    Standing with the protesting students. It was their graduation and their input should have been honored beforehand when they presented their concerns to the administration. Good on them!

  • ChineseCheckers

    Yes. Yes and YES!!!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Not if you wait three years and you can’t borrow from the same lenders . It’s very tricky with the disability . You can go back to school but you have to either pay for it yourself, receive scholarships, fellowships, endowments, have tuition reimbursement from your employer , or loans have to be from completely different lenders from before . I know because I have fibromyalgia . I had 43,000 in school loans forgiven . I had to wait three years and they checked my income to see if I was at a poverty level ( I couldn’t work ) and to see if I was disabled . I couldn’t work as I said so I was legally disabled for 0ver 6 years. I was in pain meds and went through every therapy under the sun. I got off all the meds and went the holistic route . I am now pursing my dual masters and was able to get student loans and scholarships . Just not through the same channels as before. I also did not desire to have as many loans as before . Once you are loan free you want to stay that way. Right now I owe 0 again in student loans and I am trying to keep it that way.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    IDK what your situation is but I work at a college in the loan department im on NSLDS everyday. Its all lenders honey once you get that loan discharge you cant get any federal loans unless u sign a form stating you want to bypass the discharge or you can get grants only. If u get federal loans after the loan discharge you have to pay them back.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    No its not one thing i know is stats. Look it up…

  • OP2

    If the remaining struggling HBCU’s fold under, then what?? -HBCU presidents begged the current administration for help with their sinking ship. Therefore, something has to be given in return to help build a bridge to show that there is collaboration and efforts on both sides.

    Again, it’s a smart, political move…better be thinking about the future of HBCUs rather than having a degree from a school that will no longer be in existence. Remove the egoes…and see the bigger picture.

  • Mo

    Who hurt you? ? Now I’m sure you’re an angry white male who got beat up as a child because you were “different”
    I started to reply to what you said but I figure just to piss you off (cause you like conflict and say fool) I’m not coming back to read your response because your font is white to me. (Not because you are white but because I will not entertain it ?)

    P.s. I don’t care who you are or what color you are…someone needs to hug you real tight and tell you that you are important.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Mine was because of a total disability . It was stringent. I had a three year observation period . Then they let me know I can not borrow from the loan companies I was discharged from . I worked directly with TEACH and they were clear , if I went back to school within three years or made more money than the amount I was supposed to I would have to begin to pay the loans back. I was out of work for six anyway. I was able to take out loans after three years from different lenders.

  • dontgetblocked

    I feel bad for her. She worked hard and didn’t deserve that.

  • dontgetblocked

    Amen!

  • CaramelDream

    so you gonna kiss the ass of racists to get money? really dog?

  • PRPSP

    I dont need to look it up since I work directly with the county assistance office here in Pennsylvania. The percentage of white people on medical assistance and or Medicare which is a federally funded program and still considered under the welfare umbrella is greater than any other ethnic group. African Americans in the United States however are the leading ethnicity of people using food stamps, cash, and recieving housing assistance. Primary example, housing projects nationwide consists of 89 percent African American tenants. I dont care how many white people are on welfare, that rebuttle is old and tired. We have to do better, stop looking for a scape goat, and start taking responsibility for our present situation and future.

  • Brandy Lexine

    Funny part is, half of them are booing and don’t even know what for.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Why did they invite her she doesn’t like black people. I digress, because some black people, don’t like black people. SMH!

  • JENNYJONES1

    THEN SHE SHOULD BE PlSSED AT HER DEAN AND WHOMEVER INVITED THIS WOMEN AND STILL LET HER COME AFTER 50K SIGNED A PETITION SAYING NOT TO BRING HER SO THEY GOT WHAT THEY ASKED FOR AND WERE WARNED ABOUT IN ADVANCE. SHE & THE THOSE THAT BROUGHT HER HAD ZERO CONCERN FOR THOSE GRADUATES’ FEELING B/C IT WAS THEIR DAY AND THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE HAD IT SMEARED WITH THE EMBARRASSMENT OF HER BEING THEIR IN THEIR MEMORY. THE DEAN AND FACULTY THAT BROUGHT HER THERE ARE A BUNCH OF A** KiSSING UNCLE TOMS.AND SHOULD BE VOTED OUT. AND THEN TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY THEY HAD OMAROSA THERE TOO. SMH!!!! I HOPE THEY GOT THE $$$ THEY SOLD OUT THEIR GRADUATES FOR…………JENNY JONES!!!

  • PRPSP

    ”Is you dumb” really? I am a graduate of a HBCU, two of them, despite having a father addicted to drugs and a mentally unstable mother. Let’s get it ”Is you dumb”. This woman was chosen by the faculty of this HBCU so their argument should be with him not her! Correct your grammar before you come for me sweety! My argument was, is and will always be ”If you want respect, then show it”. Don’t get upset because this woman who was chosen to do a job whether she deserves it or NOT was asked to speak at this college. Yes, they are graduates, but evidently none of these graduates took a class in respect.
    #MOREHOUSESTANDUP#CLARKLETSGETIT BYE BIH Gotta go work!

  • KIm

    Ummm which assistant booked this University for this woman to speak at? I’m sorry I haven’t ever even heard of Bethune-Cookman University. Was she a surprise guest or did the students know ahead of time? This is probably part of her “charity work.”

  • Demico Merritt

    Why would they want someone at their college to speak who doesn’t care about any of their students future and who represents a President who really don’t give a dam about there future .But he does have a point the college can’t do it on their own which is why so many successful African American business owners should help support the colleges so they don’t have to reach out to this hateful nd disgusting administration .

  • Ryan

    Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • Wile E. Coli

    You sure you want to give up an entire day’s pay for that bet?

  • AG

    Are you an invalid?

  • mocha brown

    We are at the top and have been for a while… 9.7/10 black women go to college and this is highest number amongst any group beating out white males, asians, white women. Soooo keep believing society, we prefer it that way actually!?lots and lots of laughs

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Calm down dear. You’re more upset than individuals who were *actually* there. Believe it or not, some people just wanted to celebrate and walk across the stage. My friend is of a certain age, those 22 year old’s might want to protest their graduation but GROWN folks who were getting advanced degrees wanted to get back to their families to celebrate.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    I agree. Black people have lost their rabid ass minds. You think they would be protesting and carrying on at their white university graduations?……NOPE. They let us act a fool and sit back and watch.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Bethune Cookman *needs* money. Harvard doesn’t. Harvard can essentially stay away from any and all controversial topics and speakers because it makes no difference when your endowment is billions. But when you only have $2 in your endowment like Bethune….you can’t be so picky.

  • Mrs. B. Y.

    Mary McLeod Bethune was a classy woman who would not tolerate students acting a fool at their graduation ceremony. Please don’t speak for the dead and read up on how strict and stern she was. She was alllllll about respectability politics.

  • scrpn1106

    I would continued to stand with my back towards her and told the president to put my diploma in the mail it would have been worth it to me

  • Maxima

    Sorry, but these kids are dumb as f*ck! You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. HBCUs deserve and need federal funding. When Bethune Cook closes in 5 years, they’ll be sorry. Shit, so many black kids now are joining white frats/sororities, far less not going to HBCUs, black higher education should be extinct soon.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You are too angry…how about instead of jumping on your soapbox and writing paragraphs to my one line you be at the neighborhood association meetings, BLM rallies, boys & girls club. Stop always looking at the negative that our race has to offer and look and admire the young kings and queens who are graduating right now. Where there is doubt there can be reassurance in that. Instead you want to run your mouth and hate when you probably dont even give back to your community…I can stand an uppity Carlton-type who always talks about the b.s. when they dont do anything but add to the problem.

  • PRPSP

    Why would I do that when I believe in accountability. If you want better for your kids, work your ass off to get better. I talk about the B.S because if people want to change they do just that, CHANGE! I We would have more successful Kings and Queens if some of the parents in our community RAISE THEIR KIDS with a moral compass.Oh and I am a ”Carlton Type ”because I am on a chat board expressing my opinion in which you do not approve? I talk about the BS because these kids were giving this lady their ass to kiss when their school invited her to speak and SHE has the power to give funding for more Kings and Queens to graduate. When Black Lives Matter actually Matter to Black people other than when a white cop shoots them, then I will be at the forefront!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Maybe my opinion wasn’t on your side but I am also an educated woman who has come from nothing to graduating college w/ dual degrees. At some point I also looked down on others who didn’t have as much as I did because I was ignorant and young (which I think you are). Once I started working at my current job and helping those who do not have the same opportunities like we did back then I see there is not just them being ignorant. They have a broken spirit that needs to be reassured that they can be great. Out of all of my students I see on a daily basis nothing makes me feel happier than seeing their success and that they will make it out of the viscous cycle of my city (Philly). I dont know about you but it seems like your doing alot of judging on that cheap azz soap box…Now at this point im done with you. You will probably rationalize what I say and be super mad but oh well. Last time I checked Im me and thats always a plus…Get your coffee hun

  • PRPSP

    Not mad about a chat room. I don’t drink coffee I am more of a tea drinker. Like I said, don’t complain about your situation if you don’t want to change it! This is coming from a woman who had a daughter by the age of 11, my baby father is doing 61 years with 27 served in Minersville, PA. (No, we are not prison pen pals) I didn’t like my situation so I changed it!!! It can be done! I am from Philly too! 21st and Tasker! I didn’t have spirit but that wasn’t an excuse for me to complain but don’t do shit about my current situation! Gotta Go! Take me to the King is playing…

  • Genia

    If you are indeed a product of an HBCU. then you are a Magical Negro. If you think for one MOMENT these students are not socially or politically informed enough to know who and what they should be protesting….and who’s to say they weren’t protesting both?? RESPECT? GTFOH, only a magical negro, would believe that in this moment…it was about a paying student, being the one who should have had respect? IS YOU DUMB, I ask again? Catch the phrase, with your culturally illiterate magical a$$

  • Ant Hill

    I agree, Boo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PRPSP

    Sorry, don’t speak stupid! Socially and politically correct yet no respect. Ok pumpkin… I do agree with you on one thing! I am magical, if not making excuses for abhorrent behavior makes me magic than so be it! I love how I am a ”Magical Negro” for my opinion that doesn’t coincide with yours! Girl please, cry me a river, yet an ocean. Keep responding I think your words are fueling my MAGIC!!

  • Genia

    i know Miss USA i know..