From the liberal-oriented Politics 365 website: "The [Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies] report discovered that there were 47 African Americans who were part of convention delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention which just wrapped in Tampa, Florida. That number amounts to 2.1 percent of total delegates. Although it seems like a stark miniscule amount, in actuality, it represents a jump in Black representation compared to the last convention. There were 38 black delegates to the Republican Convention in Minneapolis in 2008 or 1.6 percent of the total number of delegates. However, that number still paled in comparison to the 2004 Republican Convention, held in New York, when there were 167 black Republican delegates, representing 6.7 percent of the total."