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Iowa Republican Party Posts Flow Chart Mocking Racism

The Iowa Republican Party posted a controversial chart on their Facebook page Friday night mocking racism.

“Because it’s Friday night and we don’t need serious political posts on Friday night was are sharing this,” the Iowa GOP wrote. “Happy Friday and LIKE and SHARE! Unless you think the chart is racist, then don’t.”

The infographic “Is Someone A Racist” suggests that if someone is white and you like them “they are not racist,” but if they are white and you dislike them “they are racist.”

At the bottom it says, “Note: if you think this flowchart isn’t funny, then this flowchart is racist.”

The chart was quickly removed from the Iowa GOP page, but it was already captured by Ben Jacobs of the Daily Beast.

"Earlier tonight, a contractor of the Iowa GOP made a post referencing a discussion on race that the GOP believes was in bad taste and inappropriate," the Iowa GOP said. "We apologize to those whom were offended, have removed the post and are ensuring it does not happen again."

The Republican National Committee announced a strategy for the 2014 midterm elections last week to appeal to African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.

In December, the RNC celebrated the 58th Anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus by stating that racism is over in America.

“Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism,” the RNC tweeted.

It later tweeted, “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’”

Sources: Daily Beast, ThinkProgress


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