Betsy DeVos was just met with an unexpected surprise while speaking at a black college

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos attended graduation ceremonies for a historically black college in Florida to receive an honorary doctorate. It didn’t go well for her.

Secretary DeVos was in the middle of delivering her acceptance speech at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida when she invoked the name of Mary McLeod Bethune. At that moment, the room erupted with boos from hundreds of graduating seniors.¬†DeVos briefly paused and then continued her remarks. The boos continued throughout the speech every time she mentioned Bethune’s name.

This is hardly the first time Secretary DeVos has been met with angry protesters while on official visits to educational institutions. Last month, DeVos was chased to her car by protesters during a visit to Florida International University. In February, Secretary DeVos was initially prevented from entering the Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, DC, after protesters confronted on her lack of public education experience.

Watch the video of DeVos getting booed during her Wednesday speech below, courtesy of Politico:


Tom Cahill is a senior editor for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at [email protected], or follow him on Facebook by clicking here.