Is racism over? RNC clarifies tweet

Is racism over? RNC clarifies tweet

The Republican National Committee has clarified a tweet that erroneously declared racism over.

The original message, published on Sunday, was meant to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Instead, it suggested that the civil rights movement Parks was part of ultimately ended racism.

The tweet — which included a quote from Parks — did not sit well with many Twitter users, who responded with a mix of snark and sarcasm.

"Some things are best left untweeted," the National Journal's Matt Berman wrote.

Indeed, a majority Americans agree racism still exists. A Pew survey conducted earlier this year found 88 percent of African-Americans say they see a lot or some discrimination against blacks, while 57 percent of whites see the same discrimination.

The RNC clarified its tweet several hours later, though it did not delete the original.