Earlier in the day, during the roll call of the states, it was notable that several black delegates were given the honor of casting their state’s ballots while surrounded by crowds of white faces. It would be easy to dismiss this as tokenism and window dressing — which, of course, it is — but there is something bigger behind it. Republicans truly believe that a rising tide lifts all boats, and that the best thing a poor Latino or an underemployed African American can do to better his or her condition is to vote for a party that intends to let rich people keep more of their money. – Republican National Convention puts a brown face on a white party

THE REPUBLICAN Party is dragging every semblance of minority balance on to center stage to prove they’re a diverse party. I wrote about Chuck Todd’s observation that the RNC brought the delegations with the most diversity down on the floor to create a better shot for the TV cameras.

CNN became the story last night after two people were ejected for taunting a CNN African American camera person.

Two people were removed from the Republican National Convention Tuesday after they threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator and said, “This is how we feed animals.”

[…] CNN also acknowledged the incident, saying, “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”

The speeches of Artur Davis and Mia Love were red hot.

MSNBC didn’t show either of them on the air. That both of them represented tokenism from a Republican Party whose nominee is polling zero with African Americans might be one reason why. What supports their decision is looking in the hall at the makeup of the delegates. The Republican Party simply doesn’t represent what America looks like today.