Ilya Shapiro is a Racist Who At Least Stands Behind The Racist Words He Speaks

Rosalyn Morris
3 min readJan 28, 2022
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With Justice Stephen Breyer retiring from the Supreme Court, President Biden is going to honor his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court for the first time in United States history.

He said, “while I’ve been studying candidates’ backgrounds and writings, I’ve made no decision except one: the person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.”

This has upset many racists who are claiming that Biden is picking a Supreme Court judge because of their gender and skin color, not his or her qualifications. This is never a problem when someone is chosen for a position because they are white and male, but I digress.

Make no mistake about it, if you don’t understand why a Black woman being nominated to the Supreme Court after 233 years isn’t only fair but anti-racist, then you’re racist.

Ilya Shapiro, vice president and director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, and slated to be executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution next week, fired off a series of tweets denigrating whichever Black woman President Biden chooses.

He even gave his choice for who is the best candidate.

After receiving backlash for saying what he meant, at least Shapiro did not back down.

He tweeted in his own defense… “I apologize. I meant no offense, but it was an inartful tweet. I have taken it down.”

Interesting that he didn’t find anything he said in his original tweets offensive. Not even “so we’ll get lesser black woman.” Who is we? Or, the fact that his choice, Srinivasan, “has identity politics benefit of being first Asian.” This all is offensive and it’s appalling that this man is tapped to start a position at Georgetown University next week.

Rosalyn Morris