Okay, I saw another Trump bumper sticker. Youngish guy, tall, shaved head, immediately lit up a cigarette when he walked out of the store. Click the little one to get the big one.
It’s in his back window.
Here’s something else on my mind.
Fort Bend County, where I live, has been named the most diverse county in America.
We have 6 district courts and 4 county courts at law. Of those 10, none are minorities and only 2 are women. All are Republicans. (Note: We do have a Judge Morales but he’s only Hispanic at election time. The rest of the time he calls himself an Italian.)
So, one of the judges resigned for health reasons. And who does Governor Greg Abbott appoint? A white male assistant DA. A highly qualified Asian American female applied for it but nooooooo, we are going for a world record of white boys.
I’ve asked a couple of the judges if they can understand why an African American female might think that maybe she won’t get a fair shake when the district attorney and the entire judiciary is white. They look at me like I’ve lost my mind. “We’re fair judges,” they respond.
Hummm … I keep going, would you feel the same way if you were accused of a white collar crime and all the judges and DA were black? The response I get? “It wouldn’t bother me, as long as they are qualified.”
Geezeee, the word “qualified” didn’t come up until I said black.
And no, let me assure you, you would not feel okay about it.
I will put my soapbox up now.