RNC claims racism is over in tweet honoring Rosa Parks

By Jessica Huseman
@JessicaHuseman

On Sunday morning, the Republican National Committee sent out a misguided tweet honoring Rosa Parks by claiming she had a role in “ending racism.”   While I’m sure a lowly intern will be getting fired for this fiasco, I’ll be entertained by response tweets for at least the next couple of hours.

Here’s the tweet in question:

RNC Rosa Parks Tweet

Four hours later, the RNC posted this tweet, retracting the statement above:

RNC Rosa Parks Tweet Correction

In the four hours in between, the tweet sparked  a major backlash over Twitter and even brought about the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen. Here are some of our favorites:

Ezra Klein RNC tweet response Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 3.39.55 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 3.40.28 PM

And just in case you were wondering if racism really is over, you might want to hop over to the Washington Post and read this very informative piece by Ezra Klein, whose tweet is pictured above.

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