Thursday, May 28, 2009

Racism By Definition

rac·ismsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\ "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race" [From Webster]

"Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences... our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."

"...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."

— From the text of the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture in 2001, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Sotomayor supporters: Please explain how these statements are not racist.  What element of racism is missing from Ms. Sonia's statements?


Will Race Discrimination Ruling Burn Sonia Sotomayor?

Idiot Republican calls Limbaugh, Gingrich comments 'terrible'
A top Senate Republican is taking aim at recent statements from conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich suggesting Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a "racist."


DaBlade said...

But she has so much empathy from life experiences! This one is pretty amazing. She will probably sail right through too.

RightKlik said...

DaBlade: You're right...she probably will sail through. One party it!

bluepitbull said...

LOL, check out my newest post on racism.

And you are definitely right, those are racist comments by Sotomayor. She knew what she meant and obama says she mirrors himself.....what does that say about our prez?

HarryO said...

Obama did right with this one. There is no way anyone on either side of the aisle can object to this woman being approved. If they do, first they will be racist. Then, when that arguement dies down, they will be sexist...

WTG BO...your handlers won this round.

Heli gunner Tom said...

I want to see that sow grilled like the Dims did to our conservative Supremes a few years ago! Too bad the RINO's [Republicans in name only] can't grow a back bone when we really need them to fight obama's racist choice...

Tom S
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70... and I earned the right to enjoy my 1st Amendment Rights!

RightKlik said...

Blue: Obama taught him " be black was to be the beneficiary of a great inheritance, a special destiny, glorious burdens that only we were strong enough to bear. Burdens we were to carry with style."

Does he believe that tripe? I think so. And I think it's racist.

HarryO: I think you're right. Sotomayor was a very good choice for Obama from the political standpoint.

HGT: We have to be very vocal about our concerns. I think it will make a difference.