While Donald Trump was chilling at Mar-a-Lago eating chocolate cake out of that nasty-ass kitchen and listening to the Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” on an endless loop, Betsy DeVos put an anti-affirmative-action, feminist-hating troll who once claimed to be a victim of reverse racism in charge of civil rights in your children’s schools.
DeVos, the Becky who bought herself a Cabinet position as secretary of education, on Wednesday named Candice Jackson the new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Office for Civil Rights, under the Education Department, is supposed to “ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.”
To achieve these goals, the Trump administration gave the position to a woman whose name is the only black-friendly thing about her. In 2005, Jackson wrote the book Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine and teamed up with Trump supporter Roger Stone to bring those women to a Hillary Clinton-Trump presidential debate. “I talked with Roger all summer about this project,” Jackson told New York magazine. “We strategized about how we could strategically bring their message out.”