Would somebody please remind Ann Althouse that she lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and that it's absurd to compare her university's student body — African American enrolment 3% — against a similarly-sized Tea Party rally that draws participants from across the country. Where the available population is only 3% black, then obviously a sample drawn from it will also be "overwhelmingly white."
But when the population is 13% black and only a handful turn up to have Sarah Palin or whomever shout at them, that's a different story.
I don't look at that blog very often — and its popularity mystifies me — but every time I do, it's some kind of Rush Limbaugh apologetic.
eta: Award-winning calumnist Patrick McIlheran calls it "an unusually low level of melanin." What's so unusual about it? He doesn't say.
Just trolling: what else is new.
I bet he didn't mention it a year ago when an "overwhelmingly white" Tea Party contingent turned out in Milwaukee, which is 40% black.