GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

12/01/2013 12:01 pm ET | Updated Dec 02, 2013
  • The Huffington Post

On Sunday, the Republican National Committee tweeted out an ill-advised tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, praising the late activist for "her role in ending racism."

The message was widely mocked by Twitter users who pointed out that the end of racism was news to them:

It also sparked a hashtag: #RacismEndedWhen:

UPDATE: 2:01 p.m. ET -- The RNC responded to criticism later Sunday and said the earlier tweet was misworded.

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