rac·ism \ˈrā-ˌsi-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?
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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."