Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tea Party Movement is More Diverse Than The New York Times Board of Directors

Do not hold your breath that all the people calling the Tea Party racist because 'there are not enough black people at the events' will hold the same for the New York Times.

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2010/04/no-minstrel-show-here.html (via)

"Meanwhile, I am eagerly awaiting a correction on this from Mr. Blow:

A New York Times/CBS News poll released on Wednesday found that only 1
percent of Tea Party supporters are black and only 1 percent are
Hispanic. It’s almost all white.

It's almost all white and he has the pictures to prove it.  Ooops, my bad - that was a link to the NY Times Board of Directors, which seems to be utterly free of any Hispanic, black or Asian presence. 

Anyway, the NY Times poll reported the Tea Party as 89% white, which makes them a lot more diverse than the Times Board.  And contra Mr. Blow, the Tea Party is reported to be 3% Hispanics.  That won't change his point (as if anything would) but it would be nice to see the Times present the correct figures."


  1. Who has ever said that the reason the tea parties are racist is because "black people don't show up"?

    Even if there are people saying that, why does the new york times's board lack of diversity cancel that out? The New York Times, like the Republican Party are both majorly powerful institutions, they reflect rich interests and concerns its less surprising then not they would be led by white people and cater to the interests of white people. The tea party is just on the extreme end of that spectrum.

    If your paranoid about "liberal" bias, its probably because most of everyone around you if you live in america and not in a cocoon holds what are considered "liberal" views.

  2. @Ian Spencer Dubrowsky - "Who has ever said that the reason the tea parties are racist is because "black people don't show up"?" Are you serious? I will give you this one to start with http://www.bermanpost.com/2010/02/olbermann-where-are-black-faces-at-tea.html but you should have no problem finding many others.

    It is not a question of 'canceling out', it is to say that if people think a lack of diversity makes a group racist, then they should be willing to say a group with even less diversity is even more racist. Do not hold your breath for a condemnation of the Times by those people though.


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