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Mon Jul 18, 2016, 04:20 PM

Paul Ryan's 'white' selfie with interns shows lack of diversity in Washington

Source: The Guardian



Paul Ryan's 'white' selfie with interns shows lack of diversity in Washington

The speaker of the House was subject to online ridicule after his
Instagram post with dozens of Capitol Hill interns who were
overwhelmingly white


Mazin Sidahmed
Monday 18 July 2016 20.51 BST

House speaker Paul Ryan was lambasted on Twitter on Sunday after posting what he thought was a harmless selfie with some of Capitol Hill’s interns.

The caption on the Instagram post read: “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.”

What he failed to recognize was the overwhelming lack of diversity in the picture, symbolic of the overall lack of diversity among staffers in America’s capital.

The picture racked up more than 5,000 comments on Instagram, far more than any of Ryan’s other photos.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/18/paul-ryan-intern-selfie-capitol-hill-diversity

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TheDebbieDee Jul 2016 #1

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Mon Jul 18, 2016, 05:05 PM

1. But the people who notice that none of the interns

 

are black are the REAL racists, you know...

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