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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

White Power

posted by on September 3 at 21:20 PM

What it comes down to:

According to polls of delegates conducted by The New York Times and CBS News, 93 percent of the Republican delegates are white (compared with 85 percent in 2004 and 89 percent in 2000), while 5 percent are Hispanic and 2 percent are black. The Democratic delegate pool in Denver, according to the survey, was 65 percent white, 23 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic, roughly the same as at other recent Democratic conventions.
The Republican Party is the white party.

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Not only that, they're really old.


They're older than that.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 3, 2008 9:24 PM

Actually, neither party accurately represents the ethnic breakdown of the USA:

The U.S. population's racial distribution in 2006 was as follows:[19]

* Total population: 299 million
* White alone (including White Hispanic): 74% or 221.3 million
* Black or African American alone: 13.4% or 40.9 million
* American Indian or Alaska Native alone: 0.68% or 2.0 million
* Asian alone: 4.4% or 13.1 million
* Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone: 0.14% or 0.43 million
* Some other race alone: 6.5% or 19 million
* Two or more races: 2.0% or 6.1 million

Posted by John Bailo | September 3, 2008 9:30 PM

I noticed more asians than blacks there. Are they less than a percent?

Posted by stinkbug | September 3, 2008 9:32 PM

oh, STFU John.

Is that 2000 stats?

News flash - in 2000, Washington state had HALF the percentage of Hispanic population it does in 2008.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 3, 2008 9:32 PM

Will - Try reading the post before you tell someone to shut the fuck up.



Posted by Snort | September 3, 2008 9:39 PM

How terribly shocking in lieu of an African-American presidential nominee.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | September 3, 2008 9:45 PM

By my count it looks like the Democratic party is a pretty white party too...

Posted by Jon | September 3, 2008 9:56 PM

The black delegate count for the Rethuglicans was a forty year low. Low for Hispanics, too, especially considering how much outreach they've tried to do (and then undermined with their kook nativism). The Republicans are moving whiteward while the country is moving towards color.

Enjoy your forty years in the wilderness, assholes; no one's ever deserved it more.

Posted by Fnarf | September 3, 2008 10:04 PM

Anyone know what the deal was with the lady that was kicked out of the convention? MSNBC kept flashing over to security dragging out some lady during Palin's speech.

Posted by vida | September 3, 2008 10:10 PM

CNN showed a number of black people in the crowd over the evening, but after a while I started to notice they were showing the same people.

Posted by Bont | September 3, 2008 10:16 PM

Almost as white as Capitol Hill.

Posted by Don Ward | September 3, 2008 10:26 PM

what percentage is charles plus two guys who deliver the papers divided by the rest of the stranger staff?

Posted by poppy | September 4, 2008 12:32 AM

I found slightly different numbers for that '06 consensus (also on Wikipedia), take from it what you will...

White 68%
African American 12.8%
Asian 4.4%
Native American and Alaskan Native 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 0.2%
Multiracial 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 14.8%

Either way, dems take the cake for that one I must say-And with such a small number of blacks at the convention there sure were a lot of close ups of teary eyed African Americans, and I was watching PBS.

Posted by shane | September 4, 2008 8:36 AM

I thought it was racist to conduct tallies of folks based on skin-color and not on the content of the character.

Posted by raindrop | September 4, 2008 8:41 AM

Didn't some pol get into hot water recently for flat out saying that the GOP is a "white Party"? I can't remember who that was, but he/she was browbeaten into shutting up about it, and therefore whatever their point was, was made irrelevant.

If not a politically correct thing to say it seems like it was factually correct.

Posted by Drawmark | September 4, 2008 10:23 AM

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