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For the second time in a year, the Trump administration has used Black History month to disrespect the illustrious legacy of one of the forefathers of the civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass.

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According to the New York Daily News, Douglass’ last name was misspelled as “Douglas” in a White House press release that announced three nominees to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. Members include, Alveda King, Dr. King’s niece, Eric Madison Lowery and Naomi C. Earp.

King’s nomination is eyebrow raising in itself as she continues to support Trump in spite of his blatant racism. The commission was created last year after Congress passed a bill to create programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth.

While the typo is past cringeworthy, it’s hard to forget Trump’s shocking flub last year when he so carelessly implied that the long deceased abolitionist was alive by saying, “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

The White House has struggled with spelling things correctly in public forums. Just last week, Sen. Marco Rubio used his Twitter account to point out that the State of The Union tickets misspelled the word “union,” by ending it with a “m” instead of a “n.”

And lest we not forget, the leader of the free world believes that the continent of Africa and the country of Haiti, are shitholes.

We deal with foolishness from this man almost everyday. Please let us enjoy our 28 days of Black History Month in peace.

SOURCE: New York Daily News


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