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Sunny Hostin Suggests A Black Female Harvard Graduate Would Be ‘Overqualified’ For Supreme Court

On Friday, ABC host Sunny Hostin said that a black woman from Harvard would be overqualified for the position of Supreme Court Justice.

Hostin made her remarks during a discussion on her popular program “The View.”

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Hostin: ‘She is probably overqualified for any of these positions’

Lamenting the fact that people are concerned about the qualifications of judges who sit on the highest court in the land, Hostin said, “I’d like to make the note that if a black woman graduated from Harvard and graduated from Harvard Law School, even in spite of sort of the institutional racism, the systemic racism, that occurs in this country, that is just part of the very fabric of this country, she is probably overqualified for any of these positions.”

“And that is just the truth of it,” Hostin added.

She appears to be arguing that, by overcoming such racism, a black woman who graduated from Harvard Law would necessarily have to be head and shoulders above her peers.

Hostin’s comments were a response to Cato Institute Vice President Ilya Shapiro that encouraged President Joe Biden to nominate Indian-American Sri Srinivasan to the Supreme Court instead of what Shapiro referred to as a “lesser black woman.”

Biden vowed to put a black woman on the high court if he had the opportunity. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden will follow through on that promise.

Biden Will Nominate Black Woman

While ‘The View” group all argued that identity politics was a positive thing, Hostin argued that race has to be a factor, because it is ingrained in our society.

“What I don’t like is I’m hearing people saying things like, ‘Well it should be race neutral.’ This country is not race neutral.” Hostin said.  “And so the fact that she is representing a community that is vastly underrepresented in the federal judiciary, that cultural point of view is a positive.”

“It’s an addition,” Hostin said. “And it’s important not to erase that.”

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Biden said on Thursday of his court selection method, “Our process is going to be rigorous. I will select the nominee worthy of Justice Breyer’s legacy of excellence and decency. While I’ve been studying candidates’ backgrounds and writings, I’ve made no decision except one.”

“The person I will nominate will be someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity,” Biden said. “And that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.”

“It’s long overdue, in my opinion,” the president declared.

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John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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