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.
1. Timing is everything.
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
3. 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