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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:37 AM

INFOGRAPHIC: The 113th Congress Will Be The Most Diverse In History

Nov 13, 2012

Though Congress remains whiter, older, and more male than the nation as a whole, the incoming class will be the most diverse in history.

The 113th Congress will be more representative of the United States from race to religion, and from gender to sexual orientation. It will look more like America with 4 new African American representatives, 10 new Latinos, 5 new Asian Americans and 24 women in the House or Senate.*

It will believe more like America with the first two Hindu congresspeople, the first Buddhist senator, and the first non-theist to openly acknowledge her belief prior to getting elected. It will love more like America, with 4 new LGBT congresspeople or senators, including the first openly bisexual congresswoman and the first openly gay congressman of color. And it will be younger, with four new congressmen born in the 1980s.



http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/13/1175491/113th-congress-diversity/

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freshwest Nov 2012 #1
ellisonz Nov 2012 #2
Carla in Sequim Nov 2012 #3
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:39 AM

1. Beautiful. I hope the wingnuts still there will behave themselves and show respect.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:47 AM

2. That's the America I live in!

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:16 AM

3. A true reflection of a melting pot society

and progressive. There will be no place for manic conservatives soon. No going back now.

Forward!

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:04 PM

4. This is such a powerful graphic.

It has one error - there are 5 new black Congresscritters. They left the woman off the list of African Americans, but put her in the Women's section.

It's also good to see 30-somethings in there. We need more young folks.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:41 PM

5. OMG, Pat Murphy is my Millennial generation's first congressperson!

He was born in 1983, the first Millennial birth year is 1982.

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