Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU
Previous tweet should have read "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism."
And, now some 7 hours later it is still an issue on Twitter, Facebook and on blogs across the interwebs.
I don't know why people were mad that @gop said racism was over. Things have been great for white people. Thats who I assume they meant.
It is true; once something is posted on the internet it never really disappears.
Was the original Tweet a mistake or are the Republican's still trying to convince the American people that because we have a black President this nations problems with race are over?
Are the Republican's trying to convince their base and others that their drive for voter suppression is not based on race?
Or was it a legitimate misstatement by someone either too stupid or with too much hubris to be bothered to check his or her work before hitting the publish button?
And lest we forget some other resent GOP comments on race there are these insightful and thoughtful comments from the party's leading light Sarah Palin - which Washington Post Writer Jonathan Capehart re-caps quite nicely.