VOX MELTDOWN: 2018 WH intern class ‘very white’

Vox had a serious meltdown after obtaining a picture of the 2018 White House intern class complaining that it was very white.


Past group photos of White House interns under President Donald Trump have drawn criticism for showing a group of overwhelmingly white young people. This summer, the White House didn’t make much progress on diversity — they just didn’t release the photo.

A group picture with President Donald Trump showed the summer 2017 class was very whiteand very male. In the fall 2017 picture, observers pointed out one of the interns seemed to be making a white power gesture. (He denied it.) And the spring 2018 class was, again, very white (although with more female interns represented).

The White House appears not to be in a hurry to put out its summer 2018 intern picture, but Vox obtained a copy.

Summer 2018 White House intern class
 White House Photo Office

By actually looking at the picture we can see that not only are there a good portion of minorities represented but also a lot of women. To no one’s shock, VOX provides no data on how many minorities applied compared to white applicants.

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