There’s a new bill that has been introduced by a Rhode Island Democrat which can only be described as completely and utterly racist.
It was written by legislator Anastasia P. Williams and emphatically states that when a black trial judge vacates the bench, another black judge must be the replacement. Here’s the wording of the bill, which uses the progressive blanket term “person of color:”
“[Whenever a judge] who is a person of color leaves the bench, for whatever reason, their replacement must be a person of color, so as not to diminish the number of judges of color in that court.”
Can you imagine if the bill said, “Whenever a judge who is white leaves the bench, for whatever reason, their replacement must be white, so as not to diminish the number of white judges in that court?” There’s no need to explain what the reaction would be from everyone.But besides being racism in its purest form, law professor Eugene Volokh informs us through his column at The Washington Post that there are at least two documents this bill violates, including Rhode Island’s Constitution:
Such a rigid racial allotment would be a pretty clear violation of the Equal Protection Clause, I think, even given the narrow forms of race-based preferences that the Supreme Court has allowed; and I think it would violate the even more explicit provision in the Rhode Island Constitution:
“No otherwise qualified person shall, solely by reason of race, gender or handicap be subject to discrimination by the state, its agents or any person or entity doing business with the state.”
If a bill like this can pass even though it’s in direct contradiction to a state’s own constitution — the decision is based solely on race, NOT qualifications — then anything goes and the established law of the land no longer matters. But this is the progressive dystopia Democrats are pining for, and at its core, it is anti-American.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who advocated for, fought for and died for a color blind society must be following around in his grave at hearing of this race obsessed bill.