The U.S. Republican National Committee found itself at the centre of a veritable hate-storm Sunday after tweeting out a tribute to Rosa Parks
and her "role in ending racism."
"Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism," tweeted the account Sunday morning on the 58th anniversary of the civil rights activist's arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama.
Backlash to the GOP's choice of words was swift and harsh.
Many took aim at the message's suggestion that racism had, in fact, ended in 1955, mocking the tweet with jokes and sarcastic praise.