Racism Ended With Rosa Parks Incident, Says GOP

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This is nice …

Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. pic.twitter.com/uxIj1QmtkU
— RNC (@GOP) December 1, 2013

Think Progress points out that the celebration of the end of racism may be a tad premature:

Some research contends that “racism cost the president more than five million votes in 2008 and 2012″ and a 2012 survey from the Associated Press found that “51 percent of Americans explicitly express anti-black prejudice, up from 48 percent in 2008.” The survey concluded that 79 percent of Republicans are likely to express outright racial prejudice, compared to 32 percent of Democrats.


Previous tweet should have read "Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism."

— RNC (@GOP) December 1, 2013