JUDGES ARE HUMAN. THEY ERR. THEY CAN BE BIASED. ~ Donald Trump.
I have no idea why people say it is racist to say one (Trump) has no confidence in a judge because of his heritage? Trump insists that a judge, born in Indiana – a US State – who is of Mexican ancestry (race or country?) presiding over a Civil Lawsuit against Trump University is biased.
Why is this racist?
The presumptive GOP nominee said U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a federal district judge in the Southern District of California, has made “rulings that people can’t even believe.”
“He’s proud of his heritage. I respect him for that,” Trump said, dismissing charges that his allegation was racist. “He’s Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico.”
At the end of a lengthy exchange, Jake Tapper asked: “If you are saying he cannot do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?”
“No, I don’t think so at all,” Trump said.
Only when you consider what the framers of Identity Politics in the US are attempting to do [to Trump], you realize that it strikes a similar chord with what white supremacist politicians have always done. “The system is fair,” or so they say to the lonely seventeen-year old Trayvon Martin whose murderer was tried and set free by a Jury of 11 white Americans and 1 Latina (the murderer’s own mother is Latina).
Trump has “taunted” illegal immigrants with expulsion. He is bent on building a wall between the US and Mexico. “And Mexico will pay for it,” or so he says. Does he have a point about a judge on his case who is of Mexican ancestry?
The hullabaloo about his comments is stooped against one doctrine alone, that the US Judicial System is a Fair system. That it does not discriminate. That its Juries and Judges are beyond reproach. That its administrators don’t make mistakes – they are not biased. They are perfect.
Of course, you have to bury your head in the sand to believe that Fairness has anything to do with the US Judicial System when it comes to non-white groups. Especially African Americans. Trump has said nothing that African Americans don’t believe. Trump has said nothing that even Hispanic Americans don’t believe. Trump has said nothing new. He has said nothing that most minority groups who come under the US Judicial System don’t believe.
But, Identity Politics in the US will rear its ugly head and brand Donald Trump as the racist one, and of course Hillary Clinton as the Angel. Sure! Why not? We live in a world of gross disinformation.
For ever, the US Supreme Court has held that Race has no bearing on Judicial Matters in America. After centuries of Jim Crow laws and decades of Mass Incarceration it is somewhat refreshing that the GOP Front Runner Donald J. Trump has invariably pick-pocketed what many believed about justice in America. The US Judicial System is prone to racial injustice. Period.
“The election of Trump or Clinton is the old illusion of choice that is no choice: two sides of the same coin. In scapegoating minorities and promising to “make America great again”, Trump is a far right-wing domestic populist; yet the danger of Clinton may be more lethal for the world.” John Pilger!! Need I add anything? Anything at all?