Every time Democrats appoint or hire a black or woman or a gay person to a position of authority, leftists draw attention to that person’s race or sex or self-identity by telling us that they are the first or second such person awarded such an important and elevated position. Because of this inclination to talk one more time about race and how great Democrats are at treating their “people”, one can assume that the only reason Democrats appoint minorities is to be able to boast about how kind and great they are for making the appointment of a minority in the first place. Only secondarily do they explain the merit of the person, and usually the item of merit is just that they have served racist and leftist causes for years and now it‘s this person‘s turn to be awarded for dedicated service to the party, or that they attended Harvard or Yale (anyone who attended Harvard or Yale are part of the elite class, and are no longer underprivileged), and of course that is enough background to convince anyone of a leftist bent that this appointment is fine and good.
One wonders when Democrats will merely appoint a person to a vacant position because of their actual experience and accomplishments, rather than their elevated minority status. After all, once you have appointed the “first” or “second” black or woman to a high-ranking job, you begin to run out of superlatives to use to brag about them. It’s not very glamorous to say that Joe Doe is the seventeenth black to be awarded this important job.
People need to be awarded jobs because of merit, and leave minority status out of it, but as soon as Joe Biden appointed a few “disadvantaged” or minority people to positions in his (we hope it never happens) administration, he began crowing about them being the first this or the second that to have such a fine job, and the leftist, lying press heaped praise on him and his administration for being so innovative and progressive. But when President Trump hired a massive number of women and a prominent gay man to his administration, all we heard from the lying press was crickets chirping. Can leftists just halt the racism that so predictably issues from their mouths for just a minute and listen to how offensive their language sounds to the rest of us?
Success in any enterprise depends on individual effort and accomplishment, often combined with a unified team effort, but it does not depend on race or sex.