The Republican National Committee posted a clarifying message Sunday hours after sending out a tweet that suggested racial discrimination had completely run its course.
The RNC had initially sent out a tweet commemorating the day civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat.
Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU
— RNC (@GOP) December 1, 2013
However, following immediate backlash, the GOP sent out a clarifying message.
But that tweet may have been too late to stymie negative attention. On Twitter, users sarcastically used the hashtag "#RacismEndedWhen."
#RacismEndedWhen this happened --> MT @GOP Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/NLhFJKVWbY
— DCCC (@dccc) December 2, 2013
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