Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades
It is possible that the administration has chosen the most qualified people. I would have no way of knowing that, but I am skeptical, because the percentage of nominees is not kinda-sorta slightly out of line with America's demographics, but is skewed dramatically. 91% of the nominees are white, and the vast majority of those white people are men.
The first number in the list below represents the percentage of nominees. The numbers in parens represent that group's percentage of the country's population.
74% are white men (32%)
17% are white women (33%)
7% are non-white men (17%)
2% are non-white women (18%)
The 9% non-white (men + women) breaks down as follows:
5% Asian (5%)
2% Black (13%)
2% Hispanic (17%)
The following are the ratios of the nominee percentage to the population percentage, in descending order of representation:
White men 2.3x
Asians, both genders 1x
White women .5x
Non-white men .4x
Black and Hispanics, both genders .1x
Non-white women .1x
White men are wildly overrepresented
Asians are represented fairly
White women have about half of the representation their population would call for.
Non-white women are basically ignored completely.
Within the non-white segment, the subsets of Blacks and Hispanics of both genders are basically ignored completely. More than half of the minority nominees are Asian, although Asians represent only one out every seven non-whites in the country.