Tuesday, August 7, 2007

WaPost Calls YearlyKos "See of . . . White Males"

The Hot Air Blog calls YearlyKos, "whiter than an NHL game at the North Pole during a snowstorm." Hot Air points our attention to a Washington Post article of August 6, by Jose Antonio Vargas, that calls YearlyKos 2007 "a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males."

The Washington Post says:

Jenifer Fernandez Ancona, who is part Latina, attended a [YearlyKos] panel on Friday called "The Changing Dynamics of Diversity in Progressive Politics," organized by Cheryl Contee, an African American woman. Ancona works for Vote Hope, a California-based activist group, and said one reason she came to Yearly Kos was to get an answer to this question: "Why is the blogosphere, which is supposed to be more democratic, reinforcing the same white male power structure that exists?" WaPost

According to the Washington Post, Gina Cooper, who helped organize the conference, said, "I hate using the word 'diversity.'" It shows.

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