RNC Message Celebrating Rosa Parks
WASHINGTON – On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement on this anniversary:
“We remember and honor Rosa Parks today for the role she played in fighting racism and ending segregation. At the same time we rededicate ourselves to the causes of justice and equal opportunity.”
“In an act of quiet bravery, Rosa Parks made a statement heard around the county,” said Co-Chairman Day. “We should remember her example: strength in the face adversity, resolve in the midst of injustice, faith in hard times.
“Earlier this year, a statue of Rosa Parks was placed in the U.S. Capitol. Hers was the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed there, and that’s a testament to her monumental role in our nation’s history. We honor her legacy today and tell her story so that it lives on through the generations.”
Earlier the GOP sent out a Tweet that caused some controversy.
After several articles that pounced on the RNC wording here, here and here , the GOP sent out a follow-up tweet, But that didn't stop the left, oh no, this was too juicy to ruin over English language usage rules. The Hashtag #RacismEndedWhen was born:
#Racismendedwhen: Liberals understood the difference between 'ended' and
Oxford Dictionary states: - The past tense refers to things that happened in the past. To make the past tense of regular verbs, the ending -ed is added to the infinitive ('I asked her a question'). The present participle refers to things that are still happening. To make the present participle, the ending -ing is added to the infinitive
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