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TITLE: New Litmus Test For Supreme Court Nominees Involves Membership In All-White Golf Club
DATE: 6/21/2003 07:16:00 PM
Justice Thomas A Member For Past Seven Years
In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling upholding affirmative action, angry conservatives are calling for a new "litmus test" to be applied to prospective nominees to any newly vacated Court seat. The test will measure the potential Justice's position on affirmative action. Conservatives are divided over whether the test should involve actually dipping candidates in a solution to see how white they are, or something else.
"The test should be whether they can successfully join the Riverdale Country Club," said John Milk, a senior analyst at the Brookings Institute. The Riverdale Country Club is an exclusive single-race club, where non-whites are permitted to enter -- as waiters and servants.