Friday, September 05, 2008

The Great American White Wash

As the country rapidly diversifies, Republicans are presenting a convention that is almost entirely white. Only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated on the convention floor are black, the lowest number since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began tracking diversity at political conventions 40 years ago. Each night, the overwhelmingly white audience watches a series of white politicians step to the lectern — a visual reminder that no black Republican has served as a governor, U.S. senator or U.S. House member in the past six years.

1 comment:

uglyblackjohn said...

Really? Less than 40? But I saw a "different" black person every third shot or so.
The odd thing is that most Blacks are fairly conservative. Even the Nation of Islam has essentially conservative views.