NPR, Cookman University, Betsy Devos discussed on The Takeaway


News and analysis from npr and wnyc dr jackson board of trustees thank you very much for this great honor and privilege i am honored to become a wild cat and it's a real honor and privilege to be with you as celebrate the cookman university two thousand seventeen that was us education secretary betsy devos being rude at the historically black college bethune cookman university in florida last night students turn their backs in protest at the commencement ceremony it's no secret black voters overwhelmingly went against president donald trump eurod only eight percent of a black vote and a string of racially charged conversations and controversies including the president calling white supremacist protesters quote good people inflamed tensions between the administration and black communities still on friday president trump signed a bill boosting funds for historically black colleges by fourteen percent i want to repeat that president donald trump is giving more money to historically black colleges it's the latest in a growing list of investments in america's historically black colleges coming from the white house so right now black colleges are engaged in an extremely delicate dance as they work with administration that's wildly unpopular with students and alumni hubert l grimes is the interim president of bethune cookman university he's here to talk with us about that delicate dance flow president greetings and how are you today.

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