Behind the polite personality of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch lies a troubling record in race relations.
Gorsuch has been repeatedly called “the next Scalia,” which is troubling in itself. The late Justice Scalia was ultra-conservative and opposed policies such as Affirmative Action and allowing the City of Richmond to direct contracts specifically to entrepreneurs of color. If Gorsuch continues this legacy of failing to give an economic advantage to those who have been historically disenfranchised - people of color - our racial disparity epidemic will inevitably persist.
Gorsuch, while a student at Columbia University, criticized anti-apartheid protesters in South Africa. Gorsuch also vocalized support for gentrification, limited voting rights, and right wing Nicaraguan Contras. One of Gorsuch’s most infamous rulings was in 2009, when he was the only judge to rule against Alphonse Maddin, a Black truck driver who had to abandon his truck due to nearly dying from hypothermia in -27 degree temperatures.
With such a passion for regressive policies that favor corporations over human rights, it’s clear that Neil Gorsuch does not have our best interests at heart. And we are here to change that. Please help us build power by donating here. For more information on Neil Gorsuch, please click here.