“Would Chuck Schumer like to see fewer Jews in the judiciary so that the judiciary looked like the American population?” asked Dennis Prager on Friday’s edition of his eponymous radio show.
Prager’s comments came in response to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) opposition to a federal judicial nominee on the basis of the nominee being white.
Schumer further advocated for the implementation of racial and ethnic quotas within federal judicial nominations. Merit should be subverted in pursuit of “diversity,” he suggested, calling for the nomination of more female and “non-white” nominees on the basis of sex, race, and ethnicity. The federal judiciary should “[start] looking a lot more like the America it represents,” said Schumer during a Wednesday Senate session.
Having members of one’s race represented politically or within the government does not afford one tangible benefits, said Prager:
"So what does that mean exactly? The judiciary is supposed to racially reflect the racial composition of American life? And why, exactly? Why is that an ideal that it looks like the American people? What benefit is there?
"[The left] speaks constantly of a racist society and the problems of the black underclass — which is a problem worth speaking about, incidentally. So I always ask, “Name me one benefit that having all the black mayors and all the black congressmen that we have has accrued to black life.” I would like to know one single tangible benefit.
"There are virtually — I’ve always pointed this out — no Asian congressmen, Asian governors, Asian judges — well, maybe some Asian judges — and they are the most successful community in the United States of America. … There is zero correlation between having your race represented in Congress or the judiciary and benefits to your race. Zero.