Besides black people, nobody wants racism to be “over” more than white conservatives, if the RNC’s tweet honoring Rosa Parks for “ending” racism is any indication. Why are white conservatives so ready declare racism “over”? They just want to get off the hook.
Almost as soon at it appeared, the RNC’s tweet was deservedly targeted for scorn and derision.
RNC @GOP: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.
The RNC’s tweet demonstrates an unsurprising lack of awareness about the world some of us live in. After a public shaming, the RNC explained, “Previous tweet should have read “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.”
So, Instead of praising Rosa Parks for her role in ending racism, the RNC is honoring her role in fighting to end racism? Neither the original tweet or the “what-we-meant-to-say” tweet makes it clear whether the RNC thinks the “end” of racism has been achieved. Republicans would probably like to see the end of racism, but not for the same reasons as the rest of us. (more…)