President Barack Obama has visually pushed Rosa Parks off the anti-discrimination bus with a single narcissistic tweet.
“In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country,” declared a Sunday 4:15 pm tweet from Obama’s Organizing for Action group.
The tweet included a photo of the first African American president of the United States sitting in the same bus and in the same seat from which Parks declined an order to move to the back of the bus during a protest in 1955.
In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country. pic.twitter.com/C502SKfJnj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 1, 2013
Her protest was part of a long effort to end racial discrimination in the southern states. Much of the opposition to equality came from local Democratic politicians, including Birmingham police chief Bull Connor, a member of the Democratic National Council.
There is a large number of photographs of Rosa Park that could have illustrated OFA’s tweet about Parks.
Observers quickly noted the image of Obama sitting in Parks’ place and replies criticizing the president poured in.
@BarackObama she looks so much like Obama these days.
— WFAN Audio (@WFANAudio) December 1, 2013
@BarackObama Jeezus! Get the fuck over yourself
— Gary Eaton (@garysteveneaton) December 1, 2013
— jon gabriel (@exjon) December 1, 2013
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) December 1, 2013