NAACP Calls For Bethune-Cookman President’s Resignation
After The President of Bethune-Cookman University decided to not only have Betsy DeVos as the 2017 commencement speaker but chastised students for booing her, he’s getting fricasseed within an inch of his boot lickin’ life.
Dr. Edison Jackson and Bethune’s board chairman Dr. Joe Petrock have been asked to resign by the Florida NAACP for not only inviting bumbling Betsy, but awarding her an honorary doctorate degree. Mind you Bethune doesn’t even HAVE a PHD program.
“The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately,” said the NAACP in a statement.
“Since our initial public outcry last week, multiple allegations have surfaced including faculty intimidation demanding their silence or risk termination and threats to students by potentially withholding earned degrees and fines for freedom of expression.”
The organization is also adding that the decision to have Devos speak altogether was a “horrible decision” considering Trump’s recent comments on HBCU funding possibly being “unconstitutional”
“We still believe Secretary DeVos should not speak at commencement and that she has no record supporting an honorary degree by Bethune-Cookman University.
With the recent comments of President Trump suggesting federal funding for HBCU’s is unconstitutional; this validates our view of a horrible decision by the university inviting Secretary DeVos, who still has not pledged to drastically increase funding for all historically black colleges and universities.
Amen, Mary McLeod Bethune would NEVER.
The Florida NAACP is said to be hiring legal representation in defense of students.
Kudos to them for sticking up for the Bethune Cookman grads, they did absolutely nothing wrong.
What do YOU think about The NAACP calling for Dr. Jackson to resign???