The American Civil Liberties Union began a political firestorm earlier in the week over just one tweet. And when they were appraised of the situation, they made it even worse.
Here’s the offending tweet:
This is the future that ACLU members want. pic.twitter.com/bAIwuheEco
— ACLU National (@ACLU) August 23, 2017
The missive echoes a common phrase used for jokes on Twitter, “this is the future liberals want.” But instead of a negative connotation, they offer a glimpse of the future they are striving for.
The smiling child bears a shirt reading “free speech,” and holds an American flag.
Unfortunately for many, associating “the future” with a blonde-haired white child was too much. They took to Twitter to register their outrage, and quickly caught the attention of conservatives.