Courtesy of HuffPost BlackVoices
President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is dismissing “internet fodder” surrounding a photo of his 2012 campaign staff which features many young, white faces.
The photo, which was posted on Tumblr and also accompanied a BuzzFeed article about the 2012 campaign, featured only 80 staffers — most of whom were young and white.
Fox News ran the photo with a headline that read “Stunning Lack Of Diversity At Obama Campaign HQ” and the Daily Beast ran a blog titled “An Obama Campaign Photo That Looks Like a Young Republican Rally.”
The Washington Free Beacon, which has not reported on the number of minorities at any recent GOP event to our knowledge, went as far as to count the number of “black individuals” featured on the OFA Tumblr page.
Glenn Beck’s The Blaze said the photo was embarrassing for a president who “makes a habit out of accusing his opponents of being racist.” (When did that happen?) NewsOne wrote that the room looked “as white as a klan rally,” proving once again that the conversation surrounding race and President Obama is often laced with lies and hyperbole.