#Negrospotting: An amusing trend emerges on Twitter during RNC

#GOP2012 #negrospotting NUMBER 50: @ashong in the BET media farm pic.twitter.com/gDCSYoHH  -- Baratunde Thurston

#GOP2012 #negrospotting NUMBER 50: @ashong in the BET media farm pic.twitter.com/gDCSYoHH -- Baratunde Thurston

Every four years, political junkies, spectators, and commentators tend to point out the lack of racial diversity on the floor at the Republican National Convention.

Now Twitter users, whose influence in black culture has been well documented, is getting into the act — with a not very subtle hashtag: #negrospotting

“#negrospotting at #GOP2012 update. of the 89 negroes spotted so far, only 20 are confirmed GOP (non-media, security, vendors). #staytuned,” tweeted comedian Baratunde Thurston.

Thurston later admitted that the BET tent at the RNC might have “inflated his numbers.”

Are you watching the Republican convention? And if so, how many African-Americans have you spotted?