Howard University Students Chant “Black Lives Matter” And “Get Out” During James Comey Speech

Students at Howard University didn’t exactly welcome James Comey with open arms. The former FBI chief intended on delivering a keynote address at the historically black college’s convocation ceremony Friday (Sept. 22) but his attempt was met with protest.

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Comey’s address was interrupted by loud chants that included, “black lives, they matter here,” “we shall not be moved,” “white supremacy is not up for debate,” and “I love being black.”

Students also chanted “Get out James Comey, you’re not our homie,” and while Comey managed to get through the speech, he appeared unnerved by the chants.

At the end of his speech, Comey remarked that while he loves the “enthusiasm of young folks,” he wishes that they “understood what a conversation is.”

Last month, Howard announced that Comey would be leading a series of lectures throughout the school year, in addition to being named the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the 2017-2018 semester.

He also donated his $100,000 salary to Howard scholarship fund, but it’s clear that the university’s decision to bring him on board isn’t sitting well with everyone.

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