SUBJ ONGOING ISSUES/
THE QUOTA QUEEN--
In April 1993, President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton nominated legal scholar and civil rights attorney Lani Guinier to the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Professor Guinier was also a personal and long-time friend of the Clinton’s. Their friendship dated back to law school at Yale University. The Clintons even attended Guinier’s wedding in the 1980s.
By June 1993, President Clinton withdrew Guinier’s nomination after a particularly vile, Republican-led attack successfully shattered her credibility enough to quash her appointment to the critical justice and civil rights post.
Even more astonishing was to watch the Clintons -Guinier’s friend- and other Democrats stand back as Republicans assailed Guinier. She had no cover.
If the Clintons could so easily toss their good and long-time friend in the snake pit and watch as she was attacked, what would stop stop them from disregarding the better interests of my community?