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Republican Party Tweet About Racism Goes Horribly Wrong

And sparked the #RacismEndedWhen hashtag.

Around 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, the GOP tweeted this photo with the caption “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.”


RNC

@GOP

Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.

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About three hours later they tweeted a correction:


RNC

@GOP

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

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1. But #RacismEndedWhen had already taken off. It appears that user @FeministaJones started the hashtag at 10:59 a.m.


A$AP Feminist

@FeministaJones

#RacismEndedWhen Arnold and Willis were adopted by Mr. Drummond

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2. And it caught on really quickly.


George Wiman

@georgewiman

At last! Delightful news today that racism is ended. What a relief. #RacismEndedWhen

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Lizz Winstead

@lizzwinstead

#RacismEndedWhen The Jeffersons “moved on up.”

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#RacismEndedWhen Bill Clinton played the saxophone on Arsenio Hall's show

— A$AP Feminist (@FeministaJones)

A$AP Feminist

@FeministaJones

#RacismEndedWhen Bill Clinton played the saxophone on Arsenio Hall’s show

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#RacismEndedWhen DJ and Stephanie became Wu-Tang fans

— Juanita Applebum (@intrepid_heroin)

Juanita Applebum

@intrepid_heroin

#RacismEndedWhen DJ and Stephanie became Wu-Tang fans

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#Racismendedwhen Jamie Foxx killed all the White people

— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux)

Jamilah Lemieux

@JamilahLemieux

#Racismendedwhen Jamie Foxx killed all the White people

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#RacismEndedWhen Justin Timberlake wore braids.

— &%"%ÿþþþÿ%"%& (@JNumba910)

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@JNumba910

#RacismEndedWhen Justin Timberlake wore braids.

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#RacismEndedWhen the #FreshPrince moved to BelAir.

— robyn mcneil (@birdiebent)

robyn mcneil

@birdiebent

#RacismEndedWhen the #FreshPrince moved to BelAir.

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#RacismEndedWhen black was in vogue and colorblind was a term of endearment.

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile)

Donna Brazile

@donnabrazile

#RacismEndedWhen black was in vogue and colorblind was a term of endearment.

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#RacismEndedWhen

— Ryan (@ROR1997)

Ryan

@ROR1997

#RacismEndedWhen

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.@GOP Why is this upsetting people? Racism IS over; I've never suffered from it in my life.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney)

rob delaney

@robdelaney

.@GOP Why is this upsetting people? Racism IS over; I’ve never suffered from it in my life.

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#RacismEndedWhen some of my best friends said it was over.

— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)

LOLGOP

@LOLGOP

#RacismEndedWhen some of my best friends said it was over.

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#racismendedwhen the iphone was available in both black and white.

— Nakia (@KiaJD)

Nakia

@KiaJD

#racismendedwhen the iphone was available in both black and white.

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"#RacismEndedWhen he got home safely ”@yurrrbabyma

— Justin (@JustinDemps3y)

Justin

@JustinDemps3y

“#RacismEndedWhen he got home safely ”@yurrrbabyma

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#RacismEndedWhen they told me I speak so well, not like the others.

— David Johns (@MrDavidJohns)

David Johns

@MrDavidJohns

#RacismEndedWhen they told me I speak so well, not like the others.

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#racismendedwhen white people said it did obviously

— kierks (@dammitbabies)

kierks

@dammitbabies

#racismendedwhen white people said it did obviously

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#Racismendedwhen the president on '24' was Black

— June Moses (@JuneMo41)

June Moses

@JuneMo41

#Racismendedwhen the president on ‘24’ was Black

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#RacismEndedWhen this fine fellow voted for Barack Hussein Obama:

— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers)

A 99er

@HelpThe99ers

#RacismEndedWhen this fine fellow voted for Barack Hussein Obama:

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#RacismEndedWhen Macklemore won AMA's Best Rap Song

— jujoffer (@jujoffer)

jujoffer

@jujoffer

#RacismEndedWhen Macklemore won AMA’s Best Rap Song

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I was under the impression #RacismEndedWhen Ben Affleck played a Latino in "Argo"

— Lalo Alcaraz (@laloalcaraz)

Lalo Alcaraz

@laloalcaraz

I was under the impression #RacismEndedWhen Ben Affleck played a Latino in “Argo”

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#RacismEndedWhen

— Billy Falcon (@KingOfMars)

Billy Falcon

@KingOfMars

#RacismEndedWhen

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The woman who says she started the trend tweeted an “official statement” on why she created the hashtag.

So here's my official statement: "I started #RacismEndedWhen as a satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it"

— A$AP Feminist (@FeministaJones)

A$AP Feminist

@FeministaJones

So here’s my official statement: “I started #RacismEndedWhen as a satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it”

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