Posted on September 29, 2017

Harvard Students Call Betsy DeVos a ‘White Supremacist’

Laura Nicolae and Nat Le, Campus Reform, September 29, 2017

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos (Credit Image: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia)

Harvard University students turned out in droves Wednesday night to protest a visit by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, calling her a “white supremacist.”


As students outside loudly protested DeVos’ policies, silent protesters inside the forum held up signs with slogans like “Our Students Are Not 4 Sale,” “White Supremacist,” and “Harvard Legitimizes White Supremacy.”


A Harvard Kennedy School graduate student asked the Secretary, “So, you’re a billionaire with lots and lots of investments, and the so-called school choice movement is a way to open the floodgates for corporate interests to make money off the backs of students. How much do you expect your net worth to increase as a result of this?”

DeVos’ reply was simple: “[In over thirty years,] I have written lots of checks to support giving parents and kids opportunities to choose the school of their choice. The balance of my income has gone very much the other way and will continue to do so. I am committed to ensuring every child has the opportunity to get a great education.”