ANALYSIS: Amy Coney Barrett's Family More Diverse Than Top Liberal Institutions

October 5, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett's family is more diverse than many of the elite liberal institutions that claim to believe in diversity, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found. Many of those same institutions, it turns out, are radically opposed to Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose personal trainer was named a Free Beacon Man of the Year in 2018 for persuading the "notorious" justice not to retire during the Obama administration.

Barrett has seven children, a number that many elite liberals consider to be unconscionably large, and evidence of religious fanaticism. Even more troubling in the mind of Barrett's woke critics is the fact that she adopted two Black children from Haiti.

Anti-racism expert and profound intellect Ibram Kendi, for example, argued that Barrett's adopted children suggested a "White colonizer" mindset that exploits Black children "as props in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity." Kendi is one of the most celebrated and highest paid race consultants in the world, so he must know what he's talking about.

But Kendi's analysis is lacking crucial context, such as the fact that Barrett's family is more diverse than most of the elite liberal institutions that pay him $20,000 to give an hourlong presentation on why white people are racist. Two Black children out of seven total children amounts to a racial diversity quotient of 28.571 percent.

That means Barrett's family is more than twice as Black, demographically speaking, as the United States population as a whole, which was 13.4 percent as of 2019. Her family is also significantly more diverse than the New York Times, where Black individuals comprise just 9 percent of the entire staff, and just 6 percent of the organization's leadership.

The Washington Post, meanwhile, is significantly more diverse than the Times, but still lacking when compared to the Barrett family's impressive diversity. Nearly 20 percent of the Post's employees identify as Black, whereas just 17 percent of the paper's leadership is Black. Wow!

Even elite liberal institutions of higher education fail to match the impressive diversity of Barrett's family. Just 18 percent of Harvard's faculty is non-white, according to a report released in 2018. Yale's faculty is only 3.2 percent Black, according to a similar diversity report.

Perhaps most strikingly of all, Barrett's family is more Black than the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential ticket. Former vice president Joe Biden is 100 percent white, obviously, while his historic female running mate, Kamala Harris, is half Black. Therefore, the Democratic ticket is 25 percent Black, which is still less Black than the Barrett family.

Diversity really is an amazing thing, especially when analyzed in detail.