Sunday, January 19, 2014

The solution to racism? More racism!

Washington Examiner:
Black federal judges, inspired by racial “solidarity” and “conditioned” in life to sympathize with other blacks, side with African-Americans filing discrimination cases in significantly higher percentages than white judges, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

The California State University, Northridge study of 516 discrimination cases in federal courts over eight years found that black federal judges side with black claimants 32.9 percent of the time. For white judges it was 20.6 percent.

But when the study looked at how black and white judges ruled on discrimination claims made by "non-black claimants," there wasn't any difference.
Interesting, and somewhat understandable, I suppose. But also unfair and unjust. A judge's job is to be impartial, and we can't have them treating people differently based on the color of their skin. That's simple racism.

So what solution does the study's author propose?
Morin’s solution to black judicial favoritism might be unexpected. He argues for more black judges, claiming that blacks are underrepresented on the bench when compared to the racial makeup of discrimination claims, which are majority African-American.

“Black claimants may continue to face an uphill battle since African-American judges continue to be underrepresented in the federal courts,” said Morin.
So we've got Black judges practicing racism from the bench, and this guy's solution is to simply hire more Black judges? No attempt to address the actual problem. Just paint Black claimants as victims -- for being given preferential treatment! -- and hire more judges who will, presumably, also practice racism from the bench.

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