Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, tweeted on Wednesday that he met with the White House interns for the summer of 2107. The White House’s official Snapchat shared several photos from the meeting.
Social media pointed out that there were almost no people of color in the photos of the interns.
tRumpov & Sessions to investigate colleges for white applicant discrimination. This photo of current WH interns reveals the suffering. pic.twitter.com/TvMkAOW3Dr
— Vivian Copeland (@Belairviv) August 2, 2017
What a difference!
Obama WH interns…..Diverse, which is what democracy looks like👩🏾👨👧👳💂
— Margie #Demforce (@Loca2733Mc) July 24, 2017
Most of the interns for the White House this summer are white men. President Donald Trump posed for a group photo with them earlier this week. Twitter erupted with comments about the utter lack of diversity in the photos.
38% People of Color
31% White Women
31% White Men
Why do all but 1 WOMEN INTERNS have long hair? pic.twitter.com/xJ2r4JkPW9
— Kirsten Osolind (@reinventioninc) July 25, 2017
— Incognegro (@Ant_Rok) July 24, 2017
Last summer, there was a similar situation when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a selfie on Instagram with all-white Capitol Hill interns.
The Congressional Black Caucus posted a follow-up picture in response of Democratic House interns, which had a far greater number of minority ethnicities and women in it.
The Washington Post reports that, women are more than half of the U.S. population and “as of 2015, 44 percent of all people ages 18-34 are minorities.”
The interns who are being groomed to be the future leaders of our country should represent the diversity found in the United States of America. Obviously, there is a lot left to be desired as far as diversity goes for the White House interns.