Some Morehouse College students don’t want Biden to deliver commencement speech

ATLANTA — President Biden accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement speech at Atlanta’s Morehouse College on Sunday, April 19.

But some protesters gathered Wednesday on campus saying they don’t want him to deliver it.

Some members of the faculty, alumni, and students have signed an online petition about Biden and the speech.

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A group holding signs and chanting slogans gathered for over two hours Wednesday and made it clear they don’t feel Morehouse’s president and leaders are listening to them.

One student who said his name was Malik P. said Biden speaking at the school was pandering to young people, especially Black voters as he runs for re-election.

“The general feeling on the ground is that we don’t want him here,” Malik said. “It’s very obvious that we’re being used to score political points and get more Black votes. It is so obvious that it’s just about the presidential campaign.”

An online petition to revoke Biden’s invitation to speak at the commencement on currently has over 750 signatures.

Those protesting on campus are not sure what will happen at the actual ceremony when security, including the Secret Service, will be on high alert.

They anticipate a peaceful and silent protest instead of a planned demonstration.


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