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- Paul Ryan Posts Selfie With All Of The Capitol Interns and It Exposes A Very Real Issue
Paul Ryan posts picture of Capitol Hill interns with almost NO ethnic diversity- July 19, 2016
- 10 Things We As African Americans Can Do To Move Our Community Forward
It is time for us to stop addressing the symptoms and begin addressing the root of the problem- July 8, 2016
- Jason Jones – Team RYSE Tuesday Spotlight
Every Tuesday is Team RYSE Tuesday & we celebrate one of the valued members of our team- February 3, 2016
A selfie that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted of more than 100 Capitol Hill interns sparked outrage over the weekend. It didn’t take long before people to point out that the group of House hopefuls was overwhelmingly white.
The photo went viral instantly after Ryan shared it on his Instagram on Sunday, alongside the caption, “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.”
— Carl Gannon (@thebuckeyegamer) July 18, 2016
That picture of Paul Ryan with the GOP interns is so white that I had to put on sunglasses to look directly at it. #GOPSoWhite
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 17, 2016
Twitter quickly suggested the image should be nominated for setting a different kind of record – one for what one user called, “the most racially clueless Instagram photo.
Ryan’s pic comes at a time when the Republican Party is at odds with nominating a presidential candidate largely unpopular with African-Americans and Hispanics. This photo reflects the very white reality of Capitol Hill and the future of the Republican Party, unless they make an concerted effort to be more in touch with the rapidly changing demographic of America.