Friday, June 05, 2009

Sotomayor “Wise Latina” Comment NOT An Aberration

Obama and his men have tried to spin Sonia Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” comment, namely . . .

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.

. . . as a poor choice of words that she would say differently if she had a do-over.

There is a slight problem with that, um, explanation. It turns out she has said the same thing again and again and again. If it is a poor choice of words, it is a choice she has made repeatedly.

By the way, a partial correction of an earlier entry is in order. Sotomayor is not now a member of La Raza (“The Race”). She was a member from 1998 to 2004. . . which is kinda like saying someone used to be a member of the KKK. But anyway, no racism to see here. Move along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this is difficult to digest but the wise latina comment is harmless. In this country, our problem was never tribal rivalries, it was white supremacy. Humans have always noted ethnic/cultural/linquistic differences, unfortunately humans have not always built a civilization based on the superiority of a physical type. That is why its so difficult to discuss race in this country, because, there never was a race problem, there was the problem of the heretical and immoral concept of white supremacy.