Sunday, May 14, 2017

Amid Student Protests, HBCU Cancels Top GOPer’s Commencement Speech – Talking Points Memo

Amid Student Protests, HBCU Cancels Top GOPer’s Commencement Speech – Talking Points Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, has been pulled from the commencement program at Texas Southern University after students at the historically black university protested his planned appearance.

In a statement Friday the university said that Cornyn has been asked to “instead visit with our students again at a future date in order to keep the focus on graduates and their families.”

The development comes days after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed and heckled as she delivered a commencement speech at a different historically black university, in Florida.

  

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