RNC Director of Comm. for Black Media Calls Tweet Thanking Rosa Parks for Ending Racism a ‘Typo’

The Republican National Committee (RNC) incurred intense backlash after it tweeted about Rosa Parks’ role in ‘ending racism.’ As orlando_watsonmost people know, racism isn’t over and that was especially true when Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955.

RNC Director of Communications for Black Media, Orlando Watson, was interviewed by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on Wednesday morning and Watson attempted to downplay the tweet.

Watson reminded Roberts that prior to the tweet, the RNC had “sent out a statement, a statement right here that a lot of press offices received, as well as MSNBC, honoring the legacy of Rosa Parks.”

“A few hours later, a tweet went out that had a typo in it, a typo,” Watson continued. “We later clarified that typo, but continued to focus on the statement that honored Rosa Parks, yet no one wanted to cover this statement. A statement that didn’t have that typo in it. You yourself noted that, as well as others at NBC. ”


Roberts then corrected Watson, informing him that MSNBC had covered both the tweet by the RNC and the statement. Watson, however, continued to press on and speculate as to why the media focused on one tweet as opposed to the RNC’s written statement honoring Parks.

“Thomas, this is our statement here,” Watson explained. “I’ll read it to you if you would like, but we’re honoring the legacy of Rosa Parks. What those other people are obsessing over is a typo in a tweet. A typo in a tweet is old news. We should move forward.”

 

 

 

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CNN I-Report:  "Claudette Colvin, Aurelia Browder, Mary L. Smith & Susie McDonald are the Heroes & not Rosa Parks"

Claudette Colvin and three other women -- Aurelia Browder, Mary Louise Smith and Susie McDonald  are the heroes and not Rosa Parks.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57571614/obama-congress-unveil-new-rosa-parks-statue-at-capitol/

Once again, much, much, much less than truthful President Barack Obama, so called Civil Rights Leaders, and other government officials fail to give credit where it is due, credit not due Rosa Parks.

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Before Rosa Parks, another woman defied segregation” by Michelle Miller, CBS News

President Obama at unveiling of Rosa Parks statue on Feb. 27, 2013.

(CBS News) NEW YORK - The president and congressional leaders Wednesday unveiled a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, the first black woman so honored in Statuary Hall. She is seated in tribute to her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, as the law then required. But there is also an unsung hero in this story, and we caught up with her.

Claudette Colvin was just 15 when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. It was nine months before Rosa Parks' act of defiance in 1955.

"[The bus driver said], 'Give me those seats,'" Colvin recalled. "Three of the girls got up and moved. But I remained seated."

Colvin said she drew her strength from African-American abolitionists she had just learned about in school.

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"It felt like Harriet Tubman was pushing me down on one shoulder," she said, "and Sojourner Truth was pushing me down on the other. They put me in the patrol car."

Colvin's arrest and conviction caught the attention of community activists looking for a case to challenge segregation laws in court. Rosa Parks was the secretary of a local civil rights organization and took Colvin under her wing.

Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat in a segregated bus in Alabama when she was 15 years old.

"She thought I was this overgrown teenager that sassed white people," Colvin said.

"She realized that I really was intellectually mature enough to know right from wrong."

But ultimately Parks, a seamstress with a spotless reputation, was chosen to be the face of the boycott. Leaders believed that Parks would garner strong public support unlike Colvin, who'd become pregnant.

Is Colvin sorry she wasn't picked? "No," she said. "I'm glad that they picked Mrs. Parks because I wanted that bus boycott to be 100 percent successful."

Parks continued to help lead the Montgomery bus boycott. But it was the federal lawsuit filed by Colvin and three other women -- Aurelia Browder, Mary Louise Smith and Susie McDonald -- that resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision. That ruling in 1956 outlawed segregation on public transportation.

"There were many African Americans," said Colvin, "many, many stories similar to my story."

Stories of courage in America's march for justice. 

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YouTube:  "Elected Black Leaders Trash the Essence of What it Means to be an Elected Official" by mll1127, 12-12-13

More so than any racism on the part of Caucasians, treasonous Black leaders, lawyers, etc., is "Taxation Without Competent Representation" and keep U.S. born Blacks in poverty!