Last Saturday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) posted an Instagram photo featuring Capitol Hill interns with the caption, “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie.”
That may be true, but people took note of the photo for a different reason — almost everyone in it appears to be white.
Some Twitter users noted the lack of diversity, posting about the photo with a #GOPSoWhite hashtag.
A few days later, interns working for Congressional Democrats decided to respond. Audra Jackson, an intern working for Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), decided to take her own selfie — one showcasing the diversity of interns on her side of the aisle.
— US Rep E.B.Johnson (@RepEBJ) July 19, 2016
Pictures, worth thousands of words. Via Think Progress.