Paul Ryan took a super white selfie with Capitol Hill interns
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted this selfie to Instagram over the weekend.
A photo posted by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on
Notice anything about it? Maybe something missing?
— Esquire (@esquire) July 17, 2016
Yeah. It's noticeably vanilla.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 17, 2016
Wheres Waldo: Paul Ryan Intern Edition. Please find:
Waldo. Wizard Whitebeard. 1 scroll. 1 sorta Asian. 1 black girl pic.twitter.com/FfTi0dwUtk
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) July 18, 2016
This was a tough one. Took me a while. Still can't find Wizard Whitebeard though. pic.twitter.com/A9oiGmMSOD
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 17, 2016
Some posted contrasting selfies:
— Xavier Becerra (@RepBecerra) July 18, 2016
You know that pic of the 99% white RNC interns that Paul Ryan sent out? Get a load of the 2016 DNC interns https://t.co/SyiL28V6VF
— Colleen Mondor (@chasingray) July 18, 2016
But it's not just a Republican problem. That picture included interns from both parties, since they were at a lecture for Congressional summer interns. The attendees were apparently picked by lottery.
The demographic numbers for interns are unclear, but only 7.1% of senior Senate staff are nonwhite.
Interested in interning in Congress? Start here.
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