As I become more chronologically challenged, I wonder if I will ever see a day in my life when people are truly judged solely on who they are as a person rather than if they are a man or woman…black, orange, white or green…gay or straight…what gOD they worship or don’t, etc.
That is what I thought of when I read this today in the Buffalo News…the article is about Governor Paterson’s “outrage” over the lack of minorities and women in a group reccomended by a panel to replace the retiring Judith Kaye as the chief judge of the state’s highest court.
I looked at the article from two angles…
- Should Paterson be upset because the group selected wasn’t diverse racially enough or didn’t include women?
- Did the panel really just choose a group that was the best qualified to fill the chief judge slot without consideration of race or gender?
A case could be made either way…just the fact that there is some question about the selction’s race and gender make-up shows society has a long way to go.