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."
About three hours later they tweeted a correction:
But #RacismEndedWhen had already taken off. It appears that user @FeministaJones started the hashtag at 10:59 a.m.
And it caught on really quickly.
The woman who says she started the trend tweeted an "official statement" on why she created the hashtag.
Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
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