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Here’s Why This Year’s Easter Egg Roll Was Mostly White Kids From Wealthy Families

This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll was noticeably less diverse than previous years

The Trump administration failed to invite children from local D.C. schools. The resulting Easter Egg Roll is symbolic of a disproportionately white and wealthy administration. 

Transcript: Hi, this is Cecilia Darling with Reverb Press. This year’s White House Easter Egg roll was noticeably less diverse than in the past. The reason why up next.

The Trump Administration reportedly failed to send invitations to several D.C.-area schools. Local school districts say they were excluded from the White House’s Easter celebration, despite being invited in previous years. The result was a noticeable lack of diversity as one of the whitest and wealthiest administrations in recent history celebrated the holiday.

“I haven’t heard of anybody going this year, we certainly haven’t gotten an invitation”

It may seem trivial at first, but inviting children from the local area to join in celebrating Easter, regardless of their race or socioeconomic status, is powerfully symbolic of the great American ideal that we are all created equal, and that there is less that divides us than unites us.

Then again, what could be more symbolic of the Trump White House than a hastily thrown-together event for the wealthy and well-connected?  This has been Cecilia Darling with Reverb Press. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Timothy Bertrand is an author and journalist from Houston, Texas. He is the Associate Editor at Reverb Press and splits his time between covering breaking news and penning thoughtful literary essays.