Inside a lesser-known, very disturbing part of the Supreme Court nominee’s record.
"Amy Coney Barrett Is Also Horrible"
Fixed it for you.
I don't know how many Discourse Blog readers come from deeply conservative Christian backgrounds, but I do (not Catholic, Southern Baptist, but that's a Venn diagram that overlaps on nearly everything but saints, condoms, and transubstantiation.) This article notes Ibram X. Kendi's allegation of colonialism in Coney Barrett's adoption of two black children. I read a fair bit of tut-tutting about this in the WSJ and like places, and I'm willing to concede that it's a far bridge to cross in accusing someone of adopting their children to do a racism.
But I will say that I have family members (we are almost all Own a Golf Cart white) of a very conservative stripe who have adopted a black kid, and whatever concern they may have for their son's personal experience, they remain utterly committed to the idea of meritocracy as sole animating force in American experience. They do not believe anything can be structural that doesn't involve steel, rebar, and cement, and they believe they have done their child a service by elevating him into an echelon of society that they think would have been closed to him. I can only hypothesize, but knowing them, I imagine that they would have nothing positive to say about their son's biological parents or their lives and roles in the circumstances that made it possible for their son to be adopted.
So anyway: I know people who fit this hypothesis of Amy Coney Barrett. Whether she belongs in that category - I don't know if I want to weigh in on the parenthood of a person I do not know. But the category itself is not a fiction, and it is not unpopulated.
Fuck Amy Coney Barrett
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Yeah, but court expansion violates norms. It's perfectly reasonable for a minority party of crazy, right-wing radical racists to prevent a party elected by a huge majority of people from governing. We just have to wait until I'm 140 for our turn to control the court.
-----Diane Feinstein, probably