The politics of Diversity poisons everything it comes into contact with. The moment diverse populations inhabit the same geographical area, people start asking, “Is my group being treated fairly?” or “Are these disparate outcomes the result of racial animus, or a result of racial/cultural differences?”
There are so many variables that come into play that it’s often impossible to answer such questions with certainty. Accusations will fly, to be met with counter-accusations.
Take the case of Judge Lori Landry for example:
Two state judges will begin hearing arguments this week about whether an African American Iberia Parish judge should be recused from more than 300 criminal cases after she criticized prosecutors for a high rate of incarceration of black Louisianans.
The comments by 16th Judicial District Court Judge Lori Landry about the treatment of black defendants have prompted claims of bias by the district attorney’s office and support from community members who believe the judge is being treated unfairly…
First Assistant District Attorney Robert Vines, who is white, argued in the recusal motion that Landry has “engaged in abusive, inappropriate and/or bullying behavior” toward prosecutors, staff of the district attorney’s office, victims and witnesses…
Community rallies around judge
Nearly 100 people, many of them African Americans, stood on the steps of the Iberia Parish Courthouse earlier this month to support Landry before a scheduled hearing to remove her from 75 cases. KLFY reported…
No matter how much evidence is presented, there will never be a unanimous consensus that Judge Landry is biased, nor will there ever be a consensus that she is NOT biased. The above article, goes on to list some examples of her outrageous conduct. For example:
In a move to remove Landry from her criminal cases, the district attorney’s office claims she threatened to stick a pen in the eardrum of a prosecutor and a defense attorney. When the prosecutor asked why the eardrum, Landry, according to the motion, said, “Because, girl, it hurts, but it doesn’t kill you. It makes you suffer. See what I’m saying?”
One gets the impression that Landry brings the ghetto into the courtroom. It also makes one wonder how she got her position in the first place.
I’ve been asked, “Why do you think it’s important that whites have a sense of solidarity?” This case, and many others, should make the answer obvious; if blacks are allowed, and encouraged, to rally in support of their own, but not whites, then our slide into Third-World status is guaranteed.
The approach of the prosecutor’s office is a correct one; they need to stand up to such bias in the courtroom. But it’s not enough. Ultimately, due to rapid demographic change, whites will need to take a stand for justice, not just for the sake of justice, but also to advocate for their own.
Can a white person, in any kind of dispute with a black person, realistically expect Judge Landry to be impartial and colorblind? If you, as a white person, were a victim of black crime, would you want Judge Landry to be the judge in that case?