The White House is yet again facing fierce criticism over the lack of diversity of the participants in its intern program.
“The White House intern photo is like a Where’s Waldo for a non-white person — in a country that is about 40% non-white,” tweeted political scientist and Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas.
“Diversity this ain’t,” added France 24 correspondent Philip Crowther.
Other tweeters shared similarly biting comments:
This is the official photo of the 2018 White House Spring intern class.— Rob Bennett (@rob_bennett) March 30, 2018
Notice a pattern? pic.twitter.com/ALiJkwe9Qy
The Trump White House interns could be the whitest group I’ve ever encountered.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 30, 2018
And I’m including the Nantucket Yacht Club. pic.twitter.com/QDTXHUPN74
The Spring 2018 White House Interns! I see a theme here! pic.twitter.com/ENxUhySKDX— Secret Squirrel (@_scrt_sqrl_) March 31, 2018
Looks about white to me.— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 30, 2018
Other commenters compared the current intake to those from former President Barack Obama’s time in office:
White House interns, 2018 and 2015 pic.twitter.com/1ZlWxal931— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) March 31, 2018
White House interns sure look less different these days. pic.twitter.com/T72cobobAa— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 30, 2018
Yup.— Molly Dillon (@mollyd522) March 31, 2018
And this was my White House intern class (summer 2012). pic.twitter.com/CRGCXg2OQ6
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came under fire in July 2016 over this selfie with Capitol Hill interns, who were also almost exclusively white:
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.