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Betsy DeVos Faces Silent Protesters At Harvard Event

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced silent protesters upset by the Trump administration’s decision regarding campus sexual assault proceedings at a Thursday event at Harvard University.

DeVos was speaking as part of an event on school choice at the college when protesters arrived holding banners and signs opposing the administration’s recent decision to rollback Title IX, reports Reuters.

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About a dozen protesters carried signs reading “protect survivors,” “our students are not 4 sale,” “white supremacist,” and “educational justice is racial justice.”

DeVos didn’t pay much attention to the protesters, instead choosing to answer questions on why the administration rescinded Title IX, the Obama-era guide on how colleges are to deal with victims of sexual assault and the accused. The Obama administration also threatened federal funding if schools did not adhere to the new set of standards.

“One sexual assault is one too many, but by the same token, one that is denied due process is one too many,” DeVos said. “So we need to be sure that policy is fair to all students.”

When DeVos left the event, students began to chanting at her “this is what white supremacy looks like.”

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