#GOPSoWhite: Paul Ryan’s Selfie With Interns Goes Viral

Paul Ryan posted something on Instagram that went viral recently. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz (What the Flick?!) and John Iadarola (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks, break down the viral #GOPSoWhite hashtag from the YouTube Stage at the RNC. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"It's hard to know where to begin with this, a post about Speaker Paul Ryan putting up a selfie featuring what can only be described as a large quantity of overwhelmingly white Capitol Hill interns, but begin we must.

On the one hand, he is not wrong. That probably does set a record for the most number of Capitol Hill (or #CapitolHill) interns in a single selfie.

On the other hand, the vast majority if not all of those interns are white. There are many reasons that internships in general and Hill internships in particular lack—and perpetuate lack of—racial diversity, and some of them are not unrelated to Speaker Paul Ryan's own policies, a reality upon which the viewer of this selfie is almost invited to reflect."*

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola


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