It should go without saying that people should get jobs based on merit, not the color of their skin but, then again, Democrats exist. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is refusing to vote for Trump judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum because he has committed the cardinal sin of being white:
The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary. Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American. As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades. It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.
Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire pointed out that race has been a bonus in other judicial nominations, such as when Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Isn't justice supposed to be blind? Colorblind seems like a pretty low bar.