Tuesday was the 60th anniversary of 42-year-old seamstress Rosa Parks refusing to move to the back of a bus to allow a white man to have her seat.
Democratic presidential candidates, whose fortunes live and die with the black vote, were quick to mark the occasion. But did front-runner Hillary Clinton blow it in her effort?
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Not taking any chances of falling short of the expectations of today’s unforgiving social justice warriors, Clinton posted several tweets commemorating the day AND changed her Twitter profile picture — but did the campaign commit a major faux pas?
The new profile pic of @HillaryClinton. Aside from opportunism, isn't Rosa Parks sitting in the back of the H? pic.twitter.com/DxxhDpbhqb
— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) December 1, 2015
Perception is reality, and as Twitter user Doug Henwood astutely noted, Parks appears as if she had been relegated to the back seat on Team Hillary’s bus.
And Henwood was not the only one to take notice:
the hillary clinton / rosa parks logo to me is … weird? doing too much? inappropriate? idk, but not a fan. pic.twitter.com/ekYCc75IyK
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) December 1, 2015
.@HillaryClinton‘s design team honored Rosa Parks today by moving her to the back of the bus. pic.twitter.com/eIYnVQ9uPa
— George Scoville (@stackiii) December 1, 2015
I get the pandering from Team Clinton, but shouldn’t Rosa Parks be sitting up front? pic.twitter.com/DLsZ756g2x
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) December 1, 2015
Based on the reaction, social media users expected Hillary to screw it up. Then again, as one user said: “What difference at this point does it make!?”
@DougHenwood @HillaryClinton @goodnewsgoddess why are black folks voting for this woman ???
— richdoll (@richdoll54) December 1, 2015
@DougHenwood @HillaryClinton did you expect Hillary not to screw that up also? Look if there’s more than one device. pic.twitter.com/7Qlv5y3wjJ
— Ronin™ (@LCMee24) December 1, 2015
@DougHenwood @HillaryClinton “WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE”!?!?!?!
— Tailgunner Rich (@wizguy123) December 2, 2015
.@politiCOHEN_ What is Ruth Buzzi doing on a #Hillary logo?
— Mike aka Proof (@ProofBlog) December 2, 2015
@stackiii @KevinNR @HillaryClinton It was democrats, after all, who wanted her back there.
— SteveJ_One (@SteveJ_One) December 1, 2015
@stackiii @KevinNR @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/T027qfCbgR
— David McKean (@davmckean) December 1, 2015
@BecketAdams @mightyones1968 Maybe to Hillary that is the front ..after all she gets confused.
— debbie (@debluc745) December 2, 2015
@BecketAdams Wasn’t it the Democratic Party that instituted Jim Crowe laws in the first place? Strange.
— Andy Caldwell (@AndyCaldwell_2) December 1, 2015
@BecketAdams did pajama boy design Hillary’s #RosaPark logo ?
— patty (@pattygilli) December 2, 2015
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