Thursday, August 5, 2010

Equal Opportunity Racism

Ruth Ginsburg announced that "the prospect of three women on the Supreme Court is exhilarating" and was praised for it; Sotomayer says that a "wise Latina woman" would be better for the Court and gets a pass. Could another Justice say "that I look forward to serving with as many white guys as possible because that would be really cool" and avoid the racial backlash. Exactly what is the difference? They are all racist statements.

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