Flashback: Affirmative Action Champ Justice Ginsburg Hired Just 1 Black

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  • On a week when the conservative Supreme Court addressed affirmative action programs that provide racial preferences in college applications, liberals felt the impact of the loss of a giant who backed the favoritism, the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • But one thing she didn’t do much of as a judge was practice what she preached. And as affirmative action proponents criticize conservative justices such as Clarence Thomas for casting doubt on the policy during this week’s court case hearing, their supporters are highlighting Ginsburg’s lack of minority hiring.

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