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Betsy DeVos has been the head of the Department of Education for less than a week and already things are going downhill. This morning, the DOE tweeted this:

It's a nice quote and all, but they misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois' name. And sure, everybody makes mistakes. But Du Bois is not only one of the most well-known and well-regarded educators of the last century, he's also the first African American man to receive a doctorate from Harvard, and it's Black History Month. So this is the kind of thing that they should probably get right. What's crazy, is that they haven't even deleted and re-posted a corrected tweet yet.

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Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was a prolific writer, and a civil rights activist who fought against Jim Crow laws, lynching and discrimination in education and employment. In short, he deserves better than to have his name misspelled by a federal department. And yes, people have noticed.

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This is the latest in the White House's BHM blunders, which also included Trump's attempt at a speech honoring black Americans while revealing he doesn't know if Frederick Douglass is dead or alive, Sean Spicer also revealing he doesn't know who Douglass is, and Pence celebrating white man Abraham Lincoln. This has been your daily reminder that what's happening in the White House is not normal and not good.

Sources: The Guardian