Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Words of Gold

“Republicans' outrage, both real and feigned, at Sotomayor's musings about how her identity as a "wise Latina" might affect her judicial decisions is based on a flawed assumption: that whiteness and maleness are not themselves facets of a distinct identity. Being white and male is seen instead as a neutral condition, the natural order of things. Any "identity" -- black, brown, female, gay, whatever -- has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.”

Thank you, Eugene Robinson. Truer words were never written. His entire piece should be read by everyone.


Blogger Distributorcap said...

robinson is SO terrific. the best thing that is coming of these hearings is that jefferson bequregard sessions is showing the world what a true bigot and idiot he truly is......

problem is alabama republicans (as well as other states) like their leaders like this. (like palin).

i love the fact they are alienating 30 million hispanics for a generation.

July 15, 2009 2:30 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Well said by Robinson. And for that matter if you read her statement in context it is completely sensible. The hypocrisy of these Republicans is just mind-numbing.

July 15, 2009 4:03 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Amen to that. I've been fuming since this whole mess started because of this very issue. Anyone who believes that John Roberts' or Tony Scalia's or Clarence Thomas' ethnicity and experience DON'T influence each and every decision they make every single day is a clueless idiot and/or a liar.

July 15, 2009 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Via said...

I adore Eugene Robinson.

Gene, if you are reading this, when Mrs. Robinson is through with you, you are MINE!



July 15, 2009 8:39 AM  
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July 15, 2009 11:04 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

and didn't you just love it when Sessions dissed Sotomayor for voting differently from Cabranes? after all, HE'S Puerto Rican, too! WHAT was she thinking? THEY'RE BOTH PUERTO RICAN, GOLDARNIT!

who's the racist here?
well, ummm, that's obvious -- nevermind.

July 15, 2009 11:07 AM  

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