You’d swear something this mind-numbing was satire… it is not.
Check this out:
Thursday, 1 p.m.: 186 whites, 1 black, 4 Latinos, 4 Asians.
Friday, 6 p.m.:647 whites, 6 blacks, 6 Latinos, 7 Asians
Saturday, 11 p.m.:693 whites, 4 blacks, 2 Latinos, 7 Asians.
It’s dangerous to assign race to people simply by glancing at their faces. Some people don’t look at all like their race. Many people are a mix.
But if my recent counts of people in the restaurants, bars and shops in and around Denver’s rehabbed, reopened Union Station are even close, it’s an overwhelmingly white place. How can the new cultural jewel of our city — where 47 percent of the population is minority — draw a crowd that is 98.2 percent Caucasian on a bustling, buzzed Saturday night?