RNC Tweets Tribute To Rosa Parks For ‘Ending Racism’

In this Nov. 28, 1999 file photo, Rosa Parks smiles during a ceremony where she received the Congressional Medal of Freedom in Detroit. A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pion... In this Nov. 28, 1999 file photo, Rosa Parks smiles during a ceremony where she received the Congressional Medal of Freedom in Detroit. A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims that a judge allowed two other lawyers to pile up fees that ate away about two-thirds of the estate's $372,000 cash value. MORE LESS
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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:

This post has been updated.

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