Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obama nominates a racist

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's Supreme Court nominee, explains how Latina judges are "better" than white males:
Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences, a possibility I abhor less or discount less than my colleague Judge Cedarbaum, our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. Justice O'Connor has often been cited as saying that a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases. I am not so sure Justice O'Connor is the author of that line since Professor Resnik attributes that line to Supreme Court Justice Coyle. I am also not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, as Professor Martha Minnow has noted, there can never be a universal definition of wise. Second, I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life. [Emph. added]
She is modest enough to acknowledge that she is unsure whether her superiority as a Latina is due to "experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences."

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Michelle Malkin has a round-up Pam at RightVoices notes that NBC is asking "Would Republicans dare vote against first Hispanic?" Did NBC ever ask about Democrats opposing the first Hispanic Attorney General? Probably not. Feddie at Southern Appeal thinks this nomination is not worth a fight. Bookworm Room has an extensive round-up.

UPDATE: Newt Gingrich explains the issue as follows: "Imagine a judicial nominee said, 'My experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' New racism is no better than old racism."

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