Wednesday, July 15, 2009
What is racism?
Sonia Sotomayor is being harassed for having said that she didn't quite agree that a wise man and a wise woman will necessarily come to the same decision; she cited some famous instances in which the Supreme Court upheld discrimination, and said she felt that a wise Latina would more often than not come to a better decision than a man who hadn't had the experiences of such a woman.
Many white men angrily said that this was unfair, that if *they* said that a white man was a better judge than a Latina, they'd be ridden out of town on a rail, and, oh, by the way, Sotomayor was WRONG WRONG WRONG on the Ricci case, where she obviously demonstrated prejudice due to her ethnic background.
No rail-riding so far.