Sanctimonious oaf Dick Durbin (D-IL) is apparently afflicted with the same disease that afflicts most race-hustling privileged white male liberals. I'm not sure what the disease is, but the most notable side effect is that it causes those infected with it to forget that they are privileged white males.
"When we asked questions of the white male nominees of a Republican president, we were basically trying to ... make sure that they would go far enough in understanding the plight of minorities, because clearly that was not in their DNA," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said.
"The questions being asked of you from the other side primarily are along the lines of, will you go too far in siding with minorities?" Durbin said.
Setting aside the hilarity of Durbin's self-lampooning here, maybe we ought to consider that Durbin is on to something. After all, Durbin himself was almost singlehandedly responsible for spiking the successful scholarship program that finally desegregated D.C. private schools. Furthermore, the last time a prominent Latino was was nominated for a prominent judicial spot, Durbin himself was at the center of the Democratic effort to spike that nominee specifically because he was Latino. So maybe Durbin was really on to something when he suggested that white males don't have understanding for the plight of minorities in their DNA.
Of course, plenty of white males on the GOP side strenuously opposed Durbin's systematic efforts to deny advancement to minorities, so maybe we ought to entertain the notion that white maleness isn't the problem. Maybe the problem is just being a privileged elected Democrat.