The latest boondoggle the Republicans would have us believe is that to state we will place a black woman, which we have never had, on the Supreme Court is somehow harmful. This probably will be accepted as gospel by many. But a quick look will tell you this is not as groundbreaking as one may think. President Reagan said he would appoint the first woman to the Court, and he did. Trump said the replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be likely a woman. When it was time to replace Thurgood Marshall the first Black Supreme Court .Justice, President Reagan went and found a conservative black court justice named Clarence Thomas. Clarence Thomas is no Thurgood Marshall. If you want to go further how many times have Presidents on both sides of the political spectrum declared they would nominate a conservative or liberal judge and not necessarily the most qualified.
While they are saying that Biden’s statement, he will nominate a black woman is affirmative action, they are challenging colleges race point application system in the Supreme Court. One might assume they did not want to see any people of color unless they agree with them in places of power or colleges. But they are taking white people’s places they complain. Yes and no. They are not choosing unqualified people but are adjusting the potential of an applicant by the circumstances they have grown up with. If you want a fair playing field, then you must create a fair playing field up to the gates of the college or you are ensuring white dominance. And I am sure this is not what they want.
There is also the assumption that black females are by default not as qualified as white men. You mean to tell me that there is not a qualified black woman out there. It would be a horrible commentary on our country if we have not created opportunities and experiences that would qualify a black woman. God Bless America we have some very qualified black women he can nominate. Unless you have a belief system that believes that a black woman is somehow inferior no matter what qualifications she may have.
The right can not have it both ways. They cannot say they are worried if we choose the first black woman for a Justice we will somehow have someone less qualified. And then in the next breath be against affirmative action. Because their argument is we do not need affirmative actions to assist minority communities in an upward mobility in all aspects of our society. But we cannot be sure we can find a qualified black woman to be on the Supreme Court. Otherwise, you are creating a system where whites stay in control. Almost like a caste system where your skin determines your place in society. Trump who has never been the candidate of people of color had three nominations for Supreme Court all three were white. It might be added as far as I can ascertain Trump in his three nominations did not have any blacks as the top contenders for any of his three nominations.
The right had three nominations and all three just happened to be white. Is this affirmative action? Because of racism in our history, we have had an affirmative action program for whites from 1787 to at least the 1970s. We have finally come to a place where we now have qualified people of color to nominate for any position in our government and we hesitate to appoint because it might be considered a hand-out or favoritism. Welcome to the world of Catch 22 we place blacks.
The truth is if we go by their recent track record they are a white promotion factory. The few people of color allowed are people who have very staunch conservative and white credentials such as Ben Carson and Clarence Thomas who only represent ten percent of their fellow blacks. Some would call that tokenism and others use other words for such nominations. If you are not playing the white way you do not get into the white power structure according to the Republican way of thinking.
Of course, historically Republicans have pointed to their platforms to dispute this. But currently the national Republican party has no platform and Mitch MCconell has stated in the mid-term elections they will not have a platform to run. So, this allows anyone to fill in the gaps for them or write their platforms.
I declare that the Republican Party has decided they are the party who wants to promote whiteness and they are opened minded enough to include people of color who agree with this platform.