Which presidential candidate is drawing fire for too many white faces at campaign events?

Which presidential candidate is drawing fire for too many white faces at campaign events?

The diversity gods are angry, and the target of their wrath is (horrors!) Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Painful but true. At a time when candidates with Hispanic surnames and/or a fluency in Spanish are throwing their sombreros in the ring, Clinton is displaying an unconscionable lack of ethnic diversity.

An analysis at the Editor’s Blog of the Washington Free Beacon notes that the pre-screened, hand-picked “everyday Americans” at Clinton’s campaign events tend heavily toward lily-whiteness, a contention the WFB backs up with pictures that “speak for themselves.”

Here are two of the nine photos provided, the first shot at a small business roundtable in Norwalk, Iowa, April 15, 2015, the second an NHTI roundtable in Concord, N.H., April 21, 2015.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a round table discussion with employees at Whitney Brothers during a campaign stop, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Of course, Hillary’s preference for people who look like her hasn’t been picked up on by a left-leaning news source, so she may get a pass after all. Besides, there are plenty of women in these pictures, so she has at least pleased one critical part of her base.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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