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A short lesson in respect meant to last a lifetime

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By PAUL DELANEY

Staff Reporter

In the daily flood of stories that makes headlines these days — be they real, rushed or contrived — one stood out last week.

And I can tell you it was not for reasons that may be at all obvious.

The appearance by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on May 9 as the commencement speaker at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida drew boos, cat-calls from an audience largely composed of those graduating from college.

Been there, done that I recalled — when I was about 10.

Still, over 50 years later, the incident is etched firmly in my mind. We were gathered...



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