This news could not come at a better time for the GOP. The party has struggled mightily in recent years to attract support from non-white communities; In 2012, President Obama won 80% of the non-white vote.
Republican governors have also signed dozens of laws restricting voting rights since 2010, and the conservative-led Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act earlier this year. A North Carolina GOP precinct chair was forced to resign after he criticized “lazy black people” while explaining his state’s harsh new voting laws on The Daily Show.
Republican House members led the charge to slash the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps, a move that hit minority communities hard this year. Cuts to reproducive health services in states like Texas will also disproportionately affect women of color.
When faced with such utter ridiculousness, the Twitterverse responded as only it can: with a mocking hashtag #RacismEndedWhen, which became a top trender quickly. A few instant classics: