House of Un-Representatives

Republican government of some, by some, for some?

“As a whole, Congress has never been more diverse, except the House majority. There are 41 black members of the House, but all of them are Democrats. There are 10 Asian-Americans, but all of them are Democrats. There are 34 Latinos, a record — and all but 7 are Democrats. There are 7 openly gay, lesbian or bisexual members, all of them Democrats.

Only 63 percent of the United States population is white. But in the House Republican majority, it’s 96 percent white. Women are 51 percent of the nation, but among the ruling members of the House, they make up just 8 percent.”

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Image source and article: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/house-of-un-representatives/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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