September 21, 2020 By Monica Showalter
Anyone notice an absence of black faces at the recent Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorials? She's being lionized, though, and several prominent supposed black leaders such as Rep.James Clyburn (the man who brought us Joe Biden) and the Rev. Al Sharpton have sung her praises.
Like the Black Lives Matter protests, though, it's mostly an all-white show with some black people out front. One reason may be that Ginsburg was Jewish, and anti-Semitism in the U.S. is the strongest in the black community. But there's also Ginsburg herself, who had some pretty questionable views about abortion and race.
Here's an actual quote from the New York Times magazine, dating from 2009:
the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the
court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for
abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided,
there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in
populations that we don't want to have too many of. So that Roe was
going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.
It's so bad that I thought it had to be fake when I first saw it I had to look it up to confirm its authenticity.