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September 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

A diverse Democratic delegation, and stats to prove it

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrats here are proud to have brought a truly multi-hued crowd to their national convention.
In the case of Washington’s 140-member delegation (including alternates and party officials), they’ve even kept stats. Just over half the delegates are white. Here’s the breakdown:
African American – 13
Asian American or Pacific Islander – 13
Caucasian – 73
Hispanic/Latino – 16
Middle Eastern – 4
Mixed Race – 8
Native American – 10
South Asian – 3
In addition, 12 members of the delegation identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Their Republican counterparts in Tampa last week were a mostly white crowd, though the GOP didn’t track the demographics, as far as I know.

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