RNC Tweets Tribute To Rosa Parks For ‘Ending Racism’

The Republican National Committee on Sunday clarified a tweet it sent out claiming civil rights icon Rosa Parks ended racism after the tribute was mocked on the social media website.

The tweet, accompanied by a picture of Parks, read “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.”

Twitter users who disagreed with that statement took up the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen. The RNC sent out another tweet that clarified the previous tweet’s language about three hours later:

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