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GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama — racism has ended. I’m not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I was in Pennsylvania this weekend, though, and phone and internet service was pretty spotty up there, so I wouldn’t be surprised if racism ended over the holiday weekend, possibly even during Thanksgiving dinner. Talk about something to be thankful for!

But seriously. Racism has ended? O RLY?  The ridiculousness of such a statement prompted Twitter user @FeministaJones – follow her! — to start the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen as a “satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it.” You can check out a Storify of just some of the tweets after the jump. Meanwhile, the GOP backtracked and tweeted an update: “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’” That’s better. [#RacismEndedWhen via The Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Rosa Parks Getting A Statue On Capitol Hill

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  • Rosa Parks will be the first African-American woman to have a statue on the Capitol, which will be dedicated to the civil rights activist on February 27th. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Jumping off of President Obama’s promise in last night’s State Of The Union address to raise the minimum wage to $9, here’s why women need a rise in the minimum wage. [Feministing]
  • Colorado’s state Senate advanced a civil union bill on Monday, which now heads to the state House of Representatives. [Queerty Keep reading »
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