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    Grade Point Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker.

    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
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a694b9718070https://www.theatlantic.com/news/arc...ersity/526197/

    ok, that's just rude.



    Note to Trump administration:

    Educated people aren't going to fall for your BS.
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    Hah-hah. I would be bummed if my school tried to pass off an AMWAY sales woman as a commencement speaker, too. They should have thrown rotten fruit.

    We had Malcolm Fucking Forbes as my commencement speaker.
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    Teachers unions and leftist academia have programmed their malleable parrots well.

    at least they didn't riot. that's a positive development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Teachers unions and leftist academia have programmed their malleable parrots well.

    at least they didn't riot. that's a positive development.
    Uh-huh.

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    It brightens my day to see her publicly humiliated and reviled. There's no excuse for accepting a job for which you know you're not qualified.

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    Rude behavior. Was unnecessary.

    But seems to be the new norm is some spaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Rude behavior. Was unnecessary.

    But seems to be the new norm is some spaces.
    Well... when the president leads by example, what do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Rude behavior. Was unnecessary.

    But seems to be the new norm is some spaces.
    Oh yeah? What WAS necessary? Sit and be used as a prop for a billionaire who says segregated colleges (that created HBCUs) were good for black people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Well... when the president leads by example, what do you expect?
    Oh, he "didn't vote for Trump," wink-wink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Oh yeah? What WAS necessary? Sit and be used as a prop for a billionaire who says segregated colleges (that created HBCUs) were good for black people?
    But But..... she's an expert on pyramid schemes!
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