I was taken aback when President Joe Biden said he would appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Can he do that, just name a category then go find somebody to fit it? Isn't that discrimination? Then again, maybe he's the only one who could do it. A younger president might be too worried about reelection to go up against public opinion, which is against Biden on this. A Black president might be too concerned about the race issue to be this bold about promoting racial diversity; a woman president might be shy about saying she's not going to consider men. But here's old white Joe Biden, ignoring the way we've always done things. History gives him an opening, and he steps right in. – Fletcher Farrar, editor

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Fletcher Farrar

Fletcher Farrar is president of Illinois Times .

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