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GOP declared Racism is DEAD .....Until Twitter erupted in hilarious mockery of their "minority outreach"

Posted by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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The Republican National Committee claimed in a tweet that racism is dead, “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.”

And then they corrected it with “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rose Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’ Apparently someone informed them that contrary to their PR push, minorities are still insisting that racism exists.


Yes, that’s right patriots, racism is dead, except when the Republican Party (see above) is denying African Americans the right to vote or suggesting (via their PR arm at Fox News) that Trayvon Martin was a “thug” or wrongly asserting that most welfare recipients are “urban” (their code for “African American) “takers”.

Rosa Parks is called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. The RNC’s tweet is not a gaffe – but rather, the statement of people who don’t get it.

Republicans fight against civil rights and freedom for anyone who isn’t white, rich, male and heterosexual. They stand for the status quo and the patriarchy. Rosa Parks did not.

Today is the anniversary of the day Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her refusal to move spurred a city-wide boycott. Guess who would have her arrested today? The RNC.

Republicans have been trying to claim racism is dead since Obama got elected. It was going to be their one consolation to take away their need to heed “political correctness”. And yet, it never occurred to them that they are not in charge of determining when racism is over. That call is best left to people who actually experience it.

Only a racist would think that they are the privileged people who get to determine when other people’s experiences are over. Why else would they assume a smug superiority over others? Sure, it’s covert racism and not overt — but it’s still judging people based on nothing but their skin color and finding that they are naturally, inherently below you so that you are in charge of naming their experiences.

But what can you expect from the GOP who held their rebranding to minorities meeting in a plantation room named for a “state’s rights” (aka, pro-slavery) defending slave owner.

Racism isn’t dead. The Republican Party, abusers of the Southern Strategy, do their part to keep it alive with their rhetoric and their policies.

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numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Dec. 2, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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So they pay tribute to a wonderful woman and you will find fault? seriously?  they admited their goof and fixed it.

JanuaryBaby06
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:49 PM

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?

 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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 Ok so whats the problem

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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 Republicans / conservatives have been pushing this false storyling that either racism doesn't exist at all...or the real racists are black people...

The RNC got caught pushing that agenda directly and got called out for that bullish

as for their minority outreach...they should probably pick someone that doesn't hang out with white supremacists

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 Ok so whats the problem

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?

 

 

 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Dec. 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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offs please. our first lady and pres . You know how he can tell a person's race by looking at them . Get off this trail and try to fix the real problem otherwise it just looks like you're a race baiter


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Republicans / conservatives have been pushing this false storyling that either racism doesn't exist at all...or the real racists are black people...


The RNC got caught pushing that agenda directly and got called out for that bullish


as for their minority outreach...they should probably pick someone that doesn't hang out with white supremacists


Quoting numbr1wmn:

 Ok so whats the problem


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...


Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?


 


 


 

gludwig2000
by Gina on Dec. 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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 Seriously, they goofed up, but I really don't think that it should be a call to arms over a little mistake, which they tried to immediately correct. And we really need to stop turning little things like this into big things, because eventually, something that really is an issue is going to happen and it will be ignored. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that the GOP lives in lala land when it comes to their belief that racism doesn't happen much anymore, but articles such as this one isn't going to help open minds or get people to see things in a different way. Instead of rallying the masses over such a small mistake, someone quite simply needed to explain the goof to the person who tweeted so they could make a correction, which was done.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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 Maybe, because she is.

Quoting numbr1wmn: offs please. our first lady and pres . You know how he can tell a person's race by looking at them . Get off this trail and try to fix the real problem otherwise it just looks like you're a race baiter


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Republicans / conservatives have been pushing this false storyling that either racism doesn't exist at all...or the real racists are black people...


The RNC got caught pushing that agenda directly and got called out for that bullish


as for their minority outreach...they should probably pick someone that doesn't hang out with white supremacists


Quoting numbr1wmn:

 Ok so whats the problem


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...


Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?


 


 


 

 

29again
by Gold Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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wink


Quoting grandmab125:

 Maybe, because she is.

Quoting numbr1wmn: offs please. our first lady and pres . You know how he can tell a person's race by looking at them . Get off this trail and try to fix the real problem otherwise it just looks like you're a race baiter


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Republicans / conservatives have been pushing this false storyling that either racism doesn't exist at all...or the real racists are black people...


The RNC got caught pushing that agenda directly and got called out for that bullish


as for their minority outreach...they should probably pick someone that doesn't hang out with white supremacists


Quoting numbr1wmn:

 Ok so whats the problem


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Not sure, they sent out a correction tweet that changed fight to fighting to end racism...


Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Rosa Parks helped to end segregation, not racism in general... maybe he got alittle confused?


 




 

 


PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

More like Freudian Slip

Quoting numbr1wmn:

So they pay tribute to a wonderful woman and you will find fault? seriously?  they admited their goof and fixed it.


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