Black to the Future: Historically Black Clapbacks and Universities
VO: And Now Presenting HISTORICALLY BLACK CLAPBACKS AND UNIVERSITIES.
VO: This week, the graduating class at Bethune-Cookman were NOT happy with the selection of Education Secretary, Betsy Devros, as commencement speaker. Bethune-Cookman is a Florida Historically Black College and many felt Devros “had no place” talking to them about history, being Black, and/or colleges and universities. The uproar over Devros questioning the necessity of HBCU’s had many of the students, in a show of silent protest, standing and turning their backs on Devros.
BROLL: STUDENTS AT GRADUATION BOOING AND TURNING THEIR BACKS ON THE STAGE.
VO: Leading University President, Dr. Edison O. Jackson to step to the podium and scold the student body with threats straight out of the James Evans from “Good Times” angry Black father playbook.
VO: YET ONE STUDENT WAS UNDETERRED…
(CUT TO STUDIO WITH SEVERAL BETHUNE-COOKMAN STUDENTS BOOING AND HAVING THEIR BACKS TURNED TO THE STAGE. ONE STUDENT IS FACING FORWARD WITH A FIST IN THE AIR.)
BLACK FEMALE STUDENT: YEAH BETSY, THE ONLY DEVOS WE TRUST IS BELL BIV DEVOS! YOU POISON!
*EXPLOSION NOISE AND LIGHT SMOKE*
(Back the the Future Doc Brown-like character appears)
DOC BLACK: Quick, we’ve got to get you to the past to prevent Betsy Devo’s speech from ever happening!
BFS: Excuse me?
DB: You’re the chosen one, that Bell, Biv, Devoe clapback was perfect. It was the drag of the year, the decade, the century! You’re like a…err… uh drag queen!
BFS: First of all, black people dont like going BACK in time. Second, you gotta explain that “drag queen” line.
DB: THERE’S NO TIME.
*SMOKE AND CRASHING NOISE*
BFS: *Coughing* Damn, that was a lot of smoke, I JUST got these bangs cut.
DB: Here’s the deal. Candidate Donald Trump is speaking about Obamacare. We need your clapback skills! Please say something that will put him in his place and prevent his Presidency from ever happening.
DONALD TRUMP VOICE: Obamacare will never work. We have to repeal it and replace it with something that works!
BFS: …We need to replace your hair with something less expensive and something that works FF STOCK VIDEO: Crowd applauding and Newspaper headline of Trump being taken down in debate.
DB: *looking at phone* You did it! As soon as I send this that should put the finishing touches on the Donald.
BFS: What is it?
DB: Just a Meme.
BFS: *Laughs* thats pretty funny. Well, I guess my work here is done. Time travel makes me tired, I should get some rest.
DB: NO, my drag queen, you must STAY WOKE! Where we’re going, everyone is so sleep! BFS: OK, I’ll roll with you, but, again, never call me drag queen!
DB: Yes ma’am
DB: YAAS QUEEN! *Explosions and graphic*. CART: TRUMPETS
VO: This has been Historically Black Clapbacks and Universities…