NAACP Fires Back After Dept. of Education Mistake

by Kwin Mosby

February 13, 2017

From the get-go, we’ve been a little suspicious of Betsy DeVos taking the helm of the Department of Education because her lack of experience as an educator. And now, less than a week in office, DeVos apparently needs to shut down whoever sent out a tweet quoting W.E.B. Du Bois, but misspelling his name.

We believe a Black History lesson is in order. In fact, we think it should be mandatory that all DOE employees watch the encore broadcast of the 48th NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday morning, starting at 8a/7c for “extra black cred-it.”

The Department of Education’s tweet set off the NAACP, which clapped back using a different quote from Du Bois, a co-founder of the organization.

Even though the Department of Education tweeted an apology, people still unleashed their frustration on Education Secretary DeVos via social media… as one does nowadays.

Yep, we’re with you @excel8!

TELL US: What do you think about this recent W.E.B. Du Bois snafu?

MORE BLOGS