The white supremacist who has become the face of the burgeoning so-called "alt-right" political movement is apparently no fan of the new secretary of education. Richard Spencer voiced his opinion on the topic of "school choice" when he took to Twitter just hours after Betsy DeVos was confirmed to lead the nation's public education system Tuesday afternoon.

"The problems of the black ghetto will not be solved by school choice," Spencer tweeted in part. The tweet was directed at "Ms. Devos and cuckservatives," a derogatory term for right wing politicians.

DeVos has embraced the idea of school choice, or alternative programs that give parents the option to send their children to a school other than the local public institution in their area. Many times it is children of color who use school choice programs such as vouchers to enroll their child in a different school. Spencer seemed to allude that those children all hailed from "the black ghetto."

 

Spencer, of the National Policy Institute, then went on to tweet that DeVos was "ignoring the education issues whites care about."

Spencer defined the term "cuckservative" to the Washington Post last summer.

"#Cuckservative” is a full-scale revolt, by Identitarians and what I’ve called the 'alt Right,' against the Republican Party and conservative movement. The 'cuck' slur is vulgar, yes, but then piercingly accurate. It is the cuckold who, whether knowingly or unknowingly, loses control of his future. This is an apt psychological portrait of white 'conservatives,' whose only identity is comprised of vague, abstract 'values,' and who are participating in the displacement of European Americans — their own children."

Having the school choice option has especially been a necessity for black children in order to level the educational playing field, according to Howard Fuller, former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

"We must educate our children, but we don’t have all of the necessary power and resources, so, you know, we need help. We have to get our kids educated in the public school system, charter schools and private schools," Fuller told NewsOne in 2015. "Given the educational crisis that we have for [black] people, we need to have advantage and be able to access all three of these options. ... And so if people really care about making sure that our children get educated, they shouldn’t be hung up on when does it take place."

Spencer made headlines earlier this week after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl Sunday night. Several of his tweets seemed to imply that the NFL team's victory was also a win for the alt-right as well as white people as a whole.

He gained notoriety when he was accused of being anti-Semitic after he delivered a speech encouraging hundreds in attendance to "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" while holding up a Nazi salute in November. His organization, the National Policy Institute, is "dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of  people of European descent in the United States, and around the world," according to its website.