Recognizing a problem exists is the first step to a solution. Legal experts created this study and their concern is based on a complete knowledge of how this system operates. They are not some white person in a discussion thread who enters the thread to dismiss racism as a factor. Only a fool ignores that the study was about a national problem. Only a fool tries to argue basted on a few mostly white states. This is the title of the study. State Supreme Courts Don’t Reflect the Diversity of the Communities They Serve A new Brennan Center report details vast racial and gender disparities on state supreme courts around the country. State Supreme Courts Don’t Reflect the Diversity of the Communities They Serve It is not just about blacks. State Supreme Court Diversity "This deficit of diversity among judges threatens the legitimacy of the judiciary in the eyes of the communities it serves. As former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown observed, “The public’s perception of justice suffers . . . when the only people of color in a courthouse are in handcuffs.” This is particularly so in light of the vast racial disparities in the American criminal justice system, where 1 in 3 Black men are incarcerated in their lifetimes, compared with 1 in 17 white A 2015 National Center for State Courts survey of public confidence in state courts found a “massive racial gap” in trust in the fairness of the courts, revealing a “deep distrust of courts among African Americans.” An absence of judicial diversity also limits the perspectives available to inform judicial deliberations, undermining state courts’ ability to develop a legal jurisprudence for an increasingly diverse America. Research shows that judicial diversity enriches judicial decision-making, promotes public confidence in the judiciary, and establishes role models across demographic groups. Many factors drive this, including a long history of racial and gender discrimination and inequities in access to law schools and the legal bar (see Part II, “A History of Discrimination and Structural Hurdles”). Women and people of color continue to be underrepresented in the legal profession, and prior research has found that structural barriers — including implicit and explicit biases, disparities in access to mentoring, and unequal work assignments — impact their advancement into leadership positions in the law, which can in turn impact who reaches the bench.” And these guys made some suggestions you chose not to read. Racial and Gender Diversity Sorely Lacking in America’s Courts - Center for American Progress I have not argued against my OP's opinions. Wyoming has just over 500,000 whites and 100,000 people of color. Washington has 5 million whites and over 2 million people of color. Montana has 884,000 whites and 122,000 people of color. Vermont has 600,000 whites and 38,000 people of color. Ok? You offer nothing but an excuse because we aren't talking about states with no people of color. Alabama has 3.2 million whites and 1.7 million people of color. And this is the Alabama state supreme court.