Racism is Racism, No Matter Who Promotes It

       Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was by far the most prominent figure in the American civil rights movement. His assassination was a horrendous American tragedy. In his most famous speech, he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content | Read More »

    Open Thread

    ABC News is reporting Judge Sotomayor has fractured an ankle en route from the airport to the Senate for meetings. Our prayers go out to her for a speedy recovery and minimal inconvenience. No word on if she tripped over her “Latina woman” comment. Consider this an open thread.

    What does it mean to be “Hispanic”?

    What does it mean to be “Hispanic” these days? Apparently the Portugese Supreme Court Justice Bejamin Cardozo is not hispanic, but Sotomayor, who descends from Puerto Rico, an American Colony, is. Are Brazilians hispanic? Doesn’t seem like it, despite Brazilians being Portuguese and Portugal being on the Iberian Peninsula — which in Roman times was “Hispania”. Miguel Estrada somehow was an insult to hispanicdom and | Read More »