To those of us who have been following the Republican and Democratic candidates for a while, it came as no surprise to watch the Democratic debate and see five white people talking about unfairness for minorities. Watching the #DemDebate hashtag, one theme kept popping up that I didn’t expect. Many didn’t realize that all of the Democratic candidates were white.
I know. It sounds funny. Just in case I was crazy (and since I didn’t want to go back and read through hundreds of Tweets for confirmation), I Googled it and found I wasn’t the only one that noticed.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 14, 2015
Let’s take a look at some of them…
First observation: The Democratic candidates disappointingly lack the ethnic diversity of the Republican candidates. #DemDebate
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 14, 2015
— W.E.B. Du Baé (@alwaystheself) October 14, 2015
— Alexandrina A (@a_game) October 14, 2015
A whole lotta patronizing talk and savior complex from white male democratic candidates on "poor blacks." #DemDebate
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) October 14, 2015
@Talkmaster New paint color – Democrat Debate White. Only comes in eggshell. You can scrub it all you want, it will never come clean.
— Demon (@ctribble65) October 14, 2015
I guess Jim Webb is the angry white guy of this debate. No affirmative action for latinos? #demdebate
— Brian Troutman (@BWTroutman) October 14, 2015
Affirmative action is not black privilege. It’s an attempt to push back against the monsoon tidal wave of white privilege.
— Touré (@Toure) October 10, 2015
Webb: white mansplaining on affirmative action. #DemDebate
— Cate Gormley (@cate_gee) October 14, 2015
Is the world really turned upside down or is are minorities and women really able to find opportunity within the GOP? To us, the answer is obvious. Diversity is strength and the Republicans have it.