September 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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 – 13Asian American or Pacific Islander – 13Caucasian – 73Hispanic/Latino – 16Middle Eastern – 4Mixed Race – 8Native American – 10South 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.