Sunday was Rosa Parks Day, and the Republican National Committee honored the civil rights hero in the best way they knew how:
Naturally, this gave birth to some epic Twitter mockery, under the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen
, started by @FeministaJones:
#RacismEndedWhen Arnold and Willis were adopted by Mr. Drummond
#RacismEndedWhen another customer at the farmers’ market this morning told me how articulate I seemed. #IUseWordsGud
In the face of this, the RNC clarified:
Previous tweet should have read "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism."
Wait a minute. Did the Republican Party just admit that we don't live in a post-racial society? Or are they just saying that racism ended at some unspecified point after the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Billmon has a good suggestion for a follow-up, though:
RNC: "And tomorrow we remember the Roberts Court's bold stand and its role in fighting to stop people like Rosa Parks from voting."