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RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet

Much to the surprise of people of color everywhere, racism is dead — and even more surprisingly, the Republican National Committee was the first organization to break the news.

 

Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU

— RNC (@GOP) December 1, 2013

Rosa Parks' courageous acts and the Montgomery Bus Boycott were indeed crucial protests against a reprehensible, often violent system of racism. But unfortunately, conservatives refuse to acknowledge that institutional racism is still pervasive, powerful, and deeply entrenched in voting restrictions, food stamps cuts, and wealth disparities.

Several hours after the GOP declared the end of racism, they retracted their tweet and sent out a new one: "Previous tweet should have read "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism." But it was too little, too late: Twitter users had already begun posting with "#RacismEndedWhen" to mock the statement.

 

 

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