Jonathan Chait

Pat Buchanan, Quota-Meister

By

His selective concern for diversity has resurfaced:

[O]f the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.

Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?

I think I prefer it when conservatives defend strict meritocratic color-blindness and bash diversity, rather than try to apply their version of it.

Loading Related Articles...
Article Tools
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Show all 11 comments

You must be a subscriber to post comments. Subscribe today.