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Capehart: Unnamed SCOTUS Decide Will Be ‘Extra Good’ Than the Relaxation, As a result of, Racism!

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, Washington Publish columnist and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart was offended sufficient at his fellow panelist David Brooks that he claimed that President Biden’s still-unknown Supreme Courtroom nominee would in all probability be “extra good than the parents who’ve are available earlier than her” as a result of she needed to overcome all of the racism that defines America. 

Brooks claimed he was “a bit of uncomfortable” at Biden’s pledge to call a black girl, however he was hemming and hawing about the way it’s vital to have variety. “However I want to emphasize, I want to suppose the a part of the individual that’s up entrance is their knowledge, their compassion, their care, and that they’re handled as an entire particular person. And so I confess I am a bit of uncomfortable with the way in which Joe Biden used that pledge through the marketing campaign, although I assist the thought of the pledge.”

I do not just like the pledge, however I assist the thought of the pledge? Judy Woodruff by no means pushes again when Brooks or Capehart sound confused. She simply robotically repeated: “Jonathan, wouldn’t it be higher for the president to have stated the very first thing that issues is knowledge?”

Capehart replied: “And, properly, that is what he stated in his remarks yesterday. Now we have to know one thing that, for a lot too lengthy on this nation, {qualifications} and knowledge and every thing have been by no means issues that have been — or concepts or traits — that have been routinely ascribed to somebody who was not white and positively somebody who was not white and male.”

Who stated all white males had knowledge and {qualifications} “routinely ascribed” to them? It is one factor to say the nation has a historical past of racism. Saying all white males have been routinely assumed to be sensible males is Capehart heading again into “whiteness is a hell of a drug” territory. Then got here the She’ll Be The Smartest smack speak: 

CAPEHART: And there — now we have seen on the courtroom that variety has not been a factor on the courtroom up till lately. Now we have an African-American justice. Now we have a number of ladies justices. Now we have a Latina justice. And, fairly quickly, we could have a black girl justice.

And it says one thing — you possibly can give attention to the race, however how about we give attention to the expertise the particular person brings to the bench due to who they’re, the place they’re from, their lived expertise?

And, additionally, the black girl who’s going to be on the bench will in all probability be extra spectacular, have extra {qualifications}, be extra good than the parents who’ve are available earlier than her, exactly as a result of she has needed to be all these issues, as a result of individuals used her race to downgrade and — downgrade and belittle and never suppose a lot of her, just because she is black.

This was not what occurred to Clarence Thomas when he was nominated by George H. W. Bush in 1991. They questioned his relative youth and inexperience along with suggesting he was for rolling back “individual rights” like abortion.

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