Twitter ignites over photo of Mike Pence posing with Senate pages
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I think this has gotten out of hand. I get it, the interns are all White. “An obvious sign of racism.” Let me ask this, how would the Black community feel towards any Black intern serving in Trump’s White House? Would we be supportive, or are we going to roast that person the way we did Omarosa, or Ben Carson?

I see this as a no-win, which means we’ve gone too far. We have become too critical, looking too hard for signs of racism in an administration we don’t have to look too hard for legit examples.

Yes, I think that this White House has a racist mindset when it comes to PR and policy. The way we’re referred to as “the Blacks” and the Tweets on Cinco de Mayo, the way minorities were described during campaign speeches, there’s plenty of instances to quote. I just wrote three articles today about racism and immigration. I am in no way defending obvious bigotry. However, at the same time, as critics of failure, we have to be careful to avoid the “damned if you do” entrapment. If we are going to be bothered by an all-White staffing selection, then we have to be more accepting of minorities when they are staffed. We cannot sacrifice our sense of tolerance in our fight against a culture of intolerance. We can’t be hypocrites when fighting hypocrisy.

(correction, these aren’t WH interns, they are Senate pages, per Pence’s original tweet)


 

 


Source: Twitter ignites over photo of Mike Pence posing with White House interns

House intern photos have been known to stir up conversation on social media — and this recent one seems to be no different than the ones before it.