Which is somehow not racist?
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said of judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum
“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”
“As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades,” he continued. “It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”
“I’ll be voting no on the Quattlebaum nomination,” Schumer said.
Okay, so we have the senate minority leader telling everyone that because of the color of someone’s skin, he won’t be approving him. Not because he’s not qualified for the job, or because he doesn’t believe he’ll execute his job properly. Not because “Quattlebaum” sounds dangerously close to a name J.K. Rowling would have come up with, and Schumer thinks he’ll hand Hogwarts over to Voldermort — a sentiment I’d respect far more than blatant racism.
But no. Schumer is willing to dismiss Quattlebaum’s talent, bonafides, and character because the guy’s skin is white. Martin Luther King Jr. is rolling over in his grave.
What Schumer and the rest of the social justice left need to understand is that racism, even in the name of diversity, is still racism. A man’s qualifications for a job, unless that job requires him to be a certain ethnicity, should not include “is not white.” Sacrificing talent for melanin will only fill any position with someone who is less qualified.
If he happens to be black, Hispanic, etc, and he’s superbly qualified for the job, then by all means. Give him the job. But don’t base his quality on his skin color. I thought we were past that.