The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote: "In losing a woman, the court with Alito would feature seven white men, one white woman and a black man, who deserves an asterisk because he arguably does not represent the views of mainstream black America."
What is with liberals, anyway?
The editor is surprised readers interpreted this as the paper believing Thomas isn't "black enough."
Editor and Publisher summarizes the controversy (above).
Update: As I've pondered the issue further, I've wondered: would the paper have suggested that some of the white judges deserve an asterisk because they don't represent "mainstream white America"? Would they have suggested Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't represent "mainstream American women"? I think not.
And who decides what is "mainstream," anyway?