Congressional Black Caucus Slams President Obama For Lack Of African-American Judicial Nominees

Source: Mike Lillis / The Hill

Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.

The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called “the appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama’s nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

The Democrats also contend several of Obama’s nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist.

“We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are particularly common in the South,” Norton said Thursday in a telephone interview.

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  • Roland,

    I must admit, that while President Obama has been bad for US, he has been terrible for African-Americans …. I am glad my legacy is not tied to his.


    • Darryl Dickens

      Yes, I’m glad your not as well.

      • Darryl,

        I agree. I cannot imagine growing up the descendent of plantation owners …. I had the proud heritage of having abolitionists to look back upon.

        Can you imagine what the Obama’s must have felt knowing their ancestors had thousands of slaves?

        That is a legacy which is playing itself out today in Washington, and it is NOT good for America, or for African-Americans.


  • David Jones

    Hopefully the appointment of racist white judges by Obama will wake black people up to the fact that Obama doesn’t give a crap about black people.