“In May 27 articles about the politics surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, both the Politico and The Washington Post omitted the context of her 2001 remark that “I would hope that 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.” In fact, when Sotomayor made that statement, she was specifically discussing the importance of judicial diversity in determining “race and sex discrimination cases.”—
More people need to be talking about the fact that these claims about Sotomayor being a racist are complete bullshit. The right is distorting the truth and the media (stations that aren’t Fox News included) are allowing these claims to be treated as fact without addressing the context in which Sotomayor was speaking. It’s frightening how this is starting to become a legitimate talking point even though it is based on a fallacy.
And guess what. I’m a white male and I think Sotomayor is right. In cases of race and sex discrimination I bet that a Latina woman would reach a much better conclusion than a white male. Hell, I bet in most any case a Latina woman could reach a better conclusion than close minded white males. White males have no clue about the discrimination minorities face in this country. We can maybe all smile at each other and pretend that race and sex discrimination are over (don’t worry sexual preference discrimination is alive and well in CA) but it isn’t. It might not be as blatant as Jim Crow but it’s still out there and I want a wise Latina woman up there telling white males like me what the world really is like for many Americans.
“No bailouts. Apparently, romantic partners are regular targets for co-signing and making loans - on the first date! Don’t do it, says Wygant. “You are not a charity. This is just a first (or second or third) date.”—
It’s sad to know that the Mickey that pretty much everyone I knew grew up hearing will not be heard by the next generation. What makes Wayne Allwine’s story even sweeter is that his wife did the voice of Minnie. If that’s not cute I don’t know what is.
“Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother, as sick as that sounds.”—
Elizaberth Moss got robbed from making an entrance during last night’s guest star filled final sketch on SNL. How dare she sneak into the back! She should have been up front playing the Timpani Drum. Although her and Fred Armisen did look adorable holding hands as they walked off.