While the United States has always been known as a nation of immigrants, Congressional Republicans are looking less diverse every year. This notion came to a head when a twitter user posted this photo:
— Amanda Holland (@AwkwardHolland) May 4, 2017
“What if I told you… I photoshopped the same face onto every man behind Trump. Would you have noticed if I hadn’t said anything? #GOPclones”
While Democrats in this year’s Congress are the most diverse in history, Republicans are still exceedingly homogeneous. They are overwhelmingly Caucasian, Christian and male. As Americans as a whole are growing more diverse, it is impossible for this minority of men in Congress to effectively represent America as it looks today.
While @AwkwardHolland’s photo may be parody, there is ultimately very little difference between her photoshopped version and the real thing, as seen below. When the line between parody and reality becomes blurred, we might just have a problem in Congress.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.