CNN has run the numbers, and of the 112 justices appointed to the Supreme Court, six of them have not been white men.
Of the 113 Supreme Court justices in US history, all but six have been white men. If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh would be the 108th white male justice. https://t.co/9Lavr2NZCa
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 15, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh, who is a white male and would be number 108, is preparing to go through the Congressional hearing and confirmation process later this year.
As the CNN graphic shows, here is the 5.3 percent of Supreme Court justices who are not white men.
Since this has suddenly become newsworthy during the Trump administration, who did former President Obama nominate late in his tenure?
I don’t remember a similar headline after Merrick Garland’s nomination. https://t.co/2tekBx8O33
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) July 15, 2018
Activist Michael Skolnik also made note of this stat after Trump’s announcement on Monday night.
In 228 years of American history…
113 Supreme Court justices.
107 White men.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) July 10, 2018
Charlie Kirk gives a historical reminder of George H.W. Bush appointee Clarence Thomas’ legendary confirmation process.
The left is complaining there are too many white men on the Supreme Court, yet the person they hate the most and treated most despicably is the great Clarence Thomas
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 11, 2018
Had Amy Coney Barrett received the selection by President Trump, would we see a CNN headline that reads, “Barrett to become the seventh non-white man to serve on the Supreme Court”?