The new Betsy DeVos-led Department of Education is off to a rough start. The agency took to Twitter in an attempt to highlight African-American icon W.E.B Du Bois and misspelled his last name. Not only was his name misspelled during Black History Month, but the department sent out a follow-up apology tweet, and ‘apologies’ was spelled wrong as well.
Of course, Twitter had a ball with this one.
The Department Of Education Can’t Spell W.E.B. Du Bois And Twitter Is Losing It was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. Timing is everything.
2. Chelsea Clinton chimed in.
Is it funny sad or sad funny that our Dept. of Education misspelled the name of the great W. E. B. Du Bois? https://t.co/egi6Nn15gp— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 12, 2017
No small irony that the typos come from the Department of EDUCATION's account. Welcome to the new abnormal. https://t.co/HcNajlL8i8— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) February 12, 2017
4. Maybe a mixture of both.
Department of Education misspells "Du Bois," then misspells "apologies." Are they that dumb or is a social media staffer making a statement? pic.twitter.com/LKdDS9LdbN— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) February 12, 2017
5. It surely does feel like it.
So the US Dept. Of Education misspelled W.E.B. DuBois name earlier, then made a misspelling in their apology tweet. Is America being punked? pic.twitter.com/C7wbyQuUh6— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) February 12, 2017
8. Is this what we have to look forward to in education?
@BetsyDeVos in charge of Dept. of Education for a week. Messes up DuBois' name and doesn't know difference between apologize and apologies.— Rebecca (@brevitt_r) February 13, 2017