Why Our Politicians Do Not ‘Look like America’

Thursday, November 21, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Callahan McGarnagle
November 21, 2019

To the perennially triggered political left, everything is just “too white” when it comes to men in positions of power — or anything that involves them having a high net worth or salary. Gripes and fashionable hashtags about Hollywood so white, sports team owners so white, and Fortune 500 CEOs so white are some of the most prominent examples.

But most of all, leftists really despise that the clear majority of state and federal level politicians are white. Seeking some unattainable Utopian fantasy world, some of them believe the occupiers of such jobs should start to look “more like America” as a 2018 article from the Washington Post lamented.

Extracted from a photo of the White Lives Matter Too Much May Day 2017 in New York City

Photo credit: Alec Perkins

Well, I’ve managed to solve the mystery as to why Congress remains stubbornly white in 2019, and the reasons behind it are not merely subtle. They should in fact be quite obvious, if people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Squad actually bothered to think about two geographical and chronological variables.

What “Looks Like America” Depends on Where You Live

First of all, to say that most of our (white) top dog politicians “do not look like America” is a ‘no true Scotsman’ fallacy in its own right. Yes, the United States is increasingly non-white. Some states (California, Texas, Hawaii, New Mexico, Maryland, Nevada) are already majority non-white, and several others (such as Georgia) will be crossing that threshold very soon.

However, the nation is still a little over 60% Caucasian among people of all ages, which means that a clear majority of white politicians at both the state and federal levels are to be expected — even by late 2010’s standards.

More so, numerous states across New England, the Upper Midwest, and Mountain West are still over 80% white.

And since most of us tend to not venture out of our own states for the lion’s share of the year, the “America” known to the citizens of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, or Idaho is considerably whiter than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ultra-diverse New York City.

Accordingly, most of the congressmen, governors, senators, and presidential candidates hailing from all these aforementioned states will also likely be white.

That about covers it for geography, and now for the much more important variable. Generational demographics.

Boomers and Generation X Are Much Whiter Than Millennials and Generation Z

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