'Y'all Going to Delete This or Nah,' Betsy DeVos' Dept. of Education Gets Roasted for Spelling W.E.B. Du Bois' Name Wrong

NEW YORK - 1959: Author, sociologist, historian and civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois poses for a portrait at home at 31 Grace Court in Brooklyn Heights in 1959 in New York City, New York. (Photo by David Attie/Getty Images)

'Y'all Going to Delete This or Nah,' Betsy DeVos' Dept. of Education Gets Roasted for Spelling W.E.B. Du Bois' Name Wrong

Here's the apology that made things even worse.

Published February 13, 2017

Of the many ways that we can describe how the Trump administration has been doing so far, none quite encapsulate the degree of mess that we've witnessed like the word sad. This word, although ancient in existence, hit a new stride thanks to the president's use of it at the end of his tweets. 

The most recent sad attempt from the administration comes from the department headed by Betsy "I've never been to a public school" DeVos. On Sunday, the Department of Education Twitter tried to pay homage to Black scholar W.E.B. Du Bois — tried being the operative word.

  1. The tweet successfully quoted the activist but unsuccessfully spelled his name correctly
  2. Immediately, people noticed the error and called the department out
  3. The mistake was so shocking to some because it could have been avoided by doing a quick google search
  4. However, based on DeVos' performance during her confirmation hearings, an error so glaring is somewhat to be expected
  5. Eventually, the department tweeted out an 'apology' that also included a spelling error
  6. What have we learned? Either the department of education is trolling us so hard right now or education as we know it is doomed

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: David Attie/Getty Images)

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