The diversity of America is present in Philadelphia, PA as thousands have converged upon the birthplace of America for the Democratic National Convention. 11 of 24 speakers of color opened the first night including First Lady Michelle Obama, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
In contrast, a total of 12 speakers of color appeared during the Republican National Convention’s entire four-day gathering. They comprised seven African-Americans, four Latinos, and one Asian-American.
There is also a difference in tone and message. The First Lady brought the house down when she gracefully condemned the divisive racial rhetoric that’s coming from Donald Trump’s campaign. She also rebuked Trump’s message that America is no longer a great nation. The event will culminate this week with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makimg history as the first woman to accept the democratic presidential nomination.