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Justice Stephen Breyer is stepping down from the Supreme Court, effective at the end of the term. This means that President Joe Biden can now fulfill one of his boldest campaign promises: to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court.

There has never been a Black woman on the court (there have been just two Black men), and there’s been only one woman of color (Sonia Sotomayor) among the five women allowed to serve on the nation’s highest court in US history.

There’s also never been an Asian American, a Muslim American, a Native American, or an openly LGBTQ American on the court. Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O’Connor, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Amy Coney Barrett: That is the full and complete list, in order of appearance, of non-cis-het-white-male people who have served on the Supreme Court. Ever.

I bring this up because some people are going to say, “But Biden should just nominate the most qualified person possible, regardless of race,” and I welcome those people to kiss my Black ass.

White guys have accounted for 108 of the 115 Supreme Court justices in history. I think it’s time we opened up the search parameters. Read more.

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