Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Racism on the Supreme Court

According to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, "a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

Imagine, for a moment that someone like John McCain had said, "a wise Caucasian man with the richness of his experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina (or black) woman who hasn't lived that life."

Everyone would immediately condemn him for outrageous racism. Just because Ms. Sotomayer is Hispanic does not make her comments any less racist.

Then, there was a case in Connecticut in which white firefighters were denied promotion for no other reason than the color of their skin. What happened was that when not enough African-Americans passed the fire department test, the department refused to promote anyone.

Can you imagine the response if a fire department refused to promote people of color because not enough white people passed the test? Everyone would be outraged by the blatant racism.

When this case came before the three-judge panel on which Sotomayer sat, her opinion was that it was perfectly OK to discriminate against white men.

Many on the Left don't seem to think discrimination against white men is racist. Just like many white people fifty years ago undoubtedly didn't think that discrimination against blacks was racist.


Jason said...

Racism is not defined, "Prejudice against race" anymore. It's "Prejudice against minority groups".

Whites don't meet that criteria. Thus, anything said against them is not racist.

Talk about disgusting. Ironically, this whole mindset is pretty tyrannical and racist!

professor ed said...

I've got a question for any/all who read this fine Blog. Who can tell me the last time a person was appointed to the Supreme Court based soly on the fact that he/she was the most qualified person for that job? Maybe, possibly, potentially John C. Marshall (Chief Justice 1755-1835) MIGHT qualify.

Dennis said...

Professor ed: Wasn't that true of justice Roberts?

Jason: I agree with you. I think that is exactly what the Left is doing. And by their new definition, the white discrimination against blacks in South Africa before the end of apartheid could not be racism since the whites were in the minority! How can the Left be so blind?