Judge Sotomayor’s ‘Wise Latina Woman’ Statement: Big Deal, or No Deal at All?
That’s one of the questions being debated over at Politico‘s “Arena” blog. Here’s my take, in a nutshell, on Sotormayor’s statement at Berkley in 2001 that the “richness of experience” of a “wise Latina woman” makes her more fit to judge (or more likely to “reach a better conclusion”) “than a white male”: This is a whole bunch of nothing to most liberals, who accept | Read More »
Hi There, Eric. I Can’t Help But Notice You’re Black. Let’s Talk About How Black You Are.
“We, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race,” said average American Eric Holder, Attorney General for the Obama administration, in a speech to Justice Department employees earlier today. Holder, whose speech was meant to honor Black History Month, went on to call America “a nation of cowards” which “never been at ease with…frank conversations about the racial matters that | Read More »
Obama Says US to Help Plan, Possibly Attend 4th UN-Sponsored Bashfest of Israel
Administration officials confirmed late last night that the U.S. will assist the United Nations in planning and executing the fourth edition of the UNESCO-sponsored “World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.” President Obama has yet to announce whether or not the U.S. will attend the conference, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland this year. Senior administration officials, including UN ambassador Susan Rice | Read More »
Not “post-racial”; rather, “consumed by race”
Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele has it right about the supposed “post-racial” character both of today’s electorate and of the Obama election and presidency. He says: Everywhere I went on my book tour, young people would come up. “We’re beyond your generation,” they would tell me. “We grew up differently than you did.” No, I tell them, you didn’t. You did not. You are | Read More »
CNN: Racism is the *only* reason you could possibly have to *not* vote for Obama
Tuesday night, CNN “analyst” Jack Cafferty wrote the following on the news organization’s Political Ticker blog: Race is arguably the biggest issue in this election, and it’s one that nobody’s talking about. The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls | Read More »
New York Times: Putting White Women on Television is a Racist Attack on Barack Obama
Only to an addled mind could the McCain advertisement below, which compares Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton in terms of experience, qualification to lead, and sheer celebrity, be conceived as race-baiting. Unfortunately, the New York Times and their fellow Obama-at-any-cost diehards are just addled enough to try to make that argument. Today the Times‘ editorial board wrote: The presumptive Republican nominee has | Read More »