I’ve been to several tea parties, and I can assure you that there’s a lot more diversity at them than at the Occupy Wall Street protest. Tea parties have some blacks, lots of Hispanics, lots of young people, lots of old people, lots of families, and lots of women. In contrast, look at this CBS photo (HT: Glenn Reynolds):
And this is in New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the world in just about every respect.
I think they’re worried about the loss of privilege that a withdrawal of subsidies might bring.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has noticed the same thing. “Progressives of pallor”! I like it!