This is a perfect example of how conservatives can never win in the minds of the left. If DeVos didn’t do this, she would be criticized for ignoring HBCs. If she does go, it’s framed as controversy.

MLive reports:

Upcoming Betsy DeVos speech at historically black university sparks controversy

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will give the keynote speech at historically black university Bethune-Cookman University’s spring 2017 commencement ceremony.

The commencement is scheduled for 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, and comes a few months after DeVos was widely criticized for connecting historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, to the school choice movement.

The school, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., was founded by Mary McLeod Bethune, a prominent educator and civil rights leader.

In a press release, school president Edison O. Jackson said DeVos is similar to school founder Mary McLeod Bethune in that she knows the importance of opportunity and has a similar mission to empower parents and students.

“The legacy of Dr. Bethune is that she was not constrained by political ideology, but worked across all parties to support B-CU,” he said.

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