GOP Brings Back Erroneous Tweet That Says Rosa Parks Ended Racism

The GOP rehashed a tweet that "honors" Rosa Parks by declaring that her actions ended racism.

On the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' iconic refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man — sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott — the RNC resurrected a photo, first posted in 2013, to honor Parks and includes the lead-in, “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.”


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Uhh, what?! Racism is over? That's news to us!

It’s also a surprise to many people on Twitter who were troubled by the false declaration.

It’s very bold of the RNC to tweet that message again considering the fact that just about all of the GOP candidates have been under intense scrutiny for failing to address minorities concerns, criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, introducing terrifying plans to control immigration and spreading Islamophobic rhetoric.

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As if there haven't been numerous killings of unarmed black men and women, racially driven shooting massacres and acts of violence, discrimination and cultural appropriation, all of which fall under the umbrella of "racism." 

Just because people of color can vote, sit wherever they want on buses and eat at whatever restaurants they choose does NOT mean racism has ended, that's called PROGRESS.  

It’s almost a slap in the face to people of color for the RNC to have the audacity and the gall to imply that the fight against racism is anywhere close to being over.

If that’s the way the GOP thinks you’re supposed to honor a revered Civil Rights leader, then they would have been better off not acknowledging the day at all. 

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