Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
The hubbub about Trump's accusation that the judge who is presiding over his Trump University case might be prejudiced is a perfect example of why so many Americans are pissed off!
Let me see if I get this...a white American businessman wonders if he is being treated fairly by a judge. And he suggests that because the judge was born to illegals living in Indiana at the time, and that since that judge belongs to an exclusive Latino activist association, his attitude toward him might be somewhat jaded.
He wants a different judge to take over the case. Maybe a female, a black, or a transgender judge would be acceptable, but someone who has no historical or socially active record of Mexican immigration policy conflicts towards the defendant.
Isn't the whole case being made by Black Lives Matter, by the ACLU and any number of civil rights lawyers who are representing LGBT clients, victims of alleged police violence, that the system, or in some cases, a particular ruling, is unfair and prejudicial to their clients rights as minorities? That the system is prejudicial towards those that are different, and therefore special circumstances should apply and a different standard should be applied to compensate for years of bigoted attitudes? These kinds of challenges to the legal system are part and parcel of the entire 'social justice' movement.
In the O.J. Simpson case, the jury had nine blacks, two whites and one hispanic.. How does that fairly represent the local demography? Why was race even allowed to be a distinction among jury candidates if potential conflict of social history wasn't a consideration?
If you know anything about that trial, you know race was a major distinction for who made the jury cut and who didn't.
Isn't Donald Trump a minority? He is a part of a small number of very rich billionaires! And, he is a Republican Presidential candidate, one that just happens to want to build a very high wall along our southern borders, all of which makes him part of a very distinct activist minority.
Is it too hard to recognize that some people have subliminal prejudices towards very rich people who might place a physical deterrent to other immigrants attempting to do precisely what the judge's parents did?
The point is, racial profiling is apparently OK if it applies to rich white males, but entirely out of bounds when applied to all other classes. That is exactly why so many mainstream Americans feel like they are losing their country. We have become so morally confused, we can't see the forest for the trees anymore.
Besides, it is perfectly normal to challenge a judge. It happens all the time. Defendants challenge judges and juries, and even jurisdictions, for the very same reasons, that they feel under the existing conditions, that they could not receive a fair trial.
What's fair is fair, right?
So why is it suddenly unacceptable to challenge a judge based on his birth circumstance, his familial heritage, his public pro-Latino activism and his previous rulings in the case?
Why? Because Trump represents that slave that would not submit to the proverbial slave owner. He is disrupting the order of things, particularly in regard to the majority rule, or at least the implied power of judicial political correctness towards white privilege.
Trump is reacting to being bullied by someone with the power to exert his own impact on the politics of the moment. He is telling the ruling politically-correct class he is not going to roll over and submit to their simplistic, and racially biased definitions of fair and unfair.
He is acting out the fantasy that a lot of us have had to flip off the oppression of political correctness.