On Sunday, the Republican National Committee tweeted out an ill-advised tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, praising the late activist for "her role in ending racism."
The message was widely mocked by Twitter users who pointed out that the end of racism was news to them:
BREAKING: GOP says racism is over. In related news: "We were joking about that Kenyan-Muslim-socialist-dictator-Madrassa-foodstamp thing."
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) December 1, 2013
It also sparked a hashtag: #RacismEndedWhen:
UPDATE: 2:01 p.m. ET -- The RNC responded to criticism later Sunday and said the earlier tweet was misworded.