Republican National Convention in Cleveland - Day Three

on benharri's blog

#politics #conventions

Something that has been on my mind all week is the utter lack of minority representation at the convention. Inside the security perimeter, most black people that you see are working here. I check everyone's credentials to see what their role here is. Of all the ones that I've seen, one hand would be enough to count all of the non-white delegates here.

White people are an enormous majority here. Seeing a hispanic or black speaker on stage seems entirely incongruous with the messages and platform of Donald Trump of the Republican party itself. It seems self-defeating for anyone who is not white to be a Republican.

Black guy quotes Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a dream speech to limited applause from the white delegates on the floor.

This is an excerpt of some notes that I made while watching the convention.

Tonight was Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence's first appearance on the stage of the convention. He seems fully aware of how boring he is, making a point to mention it to the audience. It's interesting to see him finally joining the Trump train. Especially in contrast to his endorsement of Ted Cruz around the primaries.

Another interesting day at the Republican National Convention.

Bonus video