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The GOP’s homage to Rosa Parks backfired, and the Internet seized the moment.
Sunday marks the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’s historic refusal to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., and across social media, people have been celebrating her.
Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU
— RNC (@GOP) December 1, 2013
Yes, racism ended back in 1955, in case you haven’t noticed. The incautious choice of words initiated many jokes aimed at the GOP’s ignorance.
“@GOP: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.” RACISM IS OVER?! *ENTERS BASS PRO SHOP TO SEE IF IT’S TRUE*
— The Kid Mero (@THEKIDMERO) December 1, 2013
#RacismEndedWhen People of color are credited for their sociopolitical subversion before it is co-opted by those who get paid to…nvrmnd
— A$AP Feminist (@FeministaJones) December 1, 2013
#RacismEndedWhen Laura Schlessinger schooled a black lady over how the n-word wasn’t really offensive by saying it over and over and over.
— ◯ (@EmptyCircle) December 1, 2013
#RacismEndedWhen black was in vogue and colorblind was a term of endearment.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 1, 2013
— Sabrina Stevens (@TeacherSabrina) December 1, 2013
Photo via eflon/Flickr
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.