As the old saying goes, “every revolution devours its own.”
Now Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has done more to inflict progressive ideas on Americans than almost anyone else, is being intellectually pilloried by the idealogy that she championed.
That’s what legal scholar Ed Whelan writes in his National Review piece entitled “Antiracism indicts Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” In the piece, Whelan points out that:
Way back in 1993, as a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer to Orrin Hatch, I prepared him for Ginsburg’s confirmation hearing. As part of her submissions, Ginsburg sent in a form that revealed that over the course of her 13 years on the D.C. Circuit she had never had a single black law clerk, intern, or secretary. Out of 57 employees, zero blacks.
Of course, to the left, which is overrun with the new doctrine of “anti-racism,” the numbers themselves are “evidence” of racism.
Justice Ginsburg has made legitimately racist statements before. As Whelan notes:
A far more troubling sign of her racial outlook is her statement in a 2009 New York Times interview—see point 2 here—that Medicaid funding of abortion addressed a “concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
But it’s unlikely that her lack of minority clerks is a result of racist intent. By the left’s standards however, that doesn’t matter. The numbers themselves indict her.
Now, will she be forced to pay the price? Something tells me she won’t.