Thursday, June 04, 2009

Sotomayor wants to talk about race

Attorney General Holder said Americans are too coward to talk about race. OK, let's talk. She says a Puerto Rican can be a better judge than a white. Where is her proof? Sotomayor’s Mistake by Victor Davis Hanson onNational Review Online:
“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.” Sotomayor was clear enough. In a broad discussion about sex/race discrimination cases and their history, she stated that judges’ ethnicity and gender make them better or worse at what they do.
Added: The White House's stand-up comedian Robert Gibbs says Judge Sotomayor misspoke that one time in 2001. He is caught just making things up. Again. She used her "wide Latina" line multiple times from 1994 to 2003. CQ Politics:
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor delivered multiple speeches between 1994 and 2003 in which she suggested "a wise Latina woman" or "wise woman" judge might "reach a better conclusion" than a male judge. Those speeches, released Thursday as part of Sotomayor's responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee's questionnaire, (to see Sotomayor's responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee click here and here) suggest her widely quoted 2001 speech in which she indicated a "wise Latina" judge might make a better decision was far from a single isolated instance. A draft version of a October 2003 speech Sotomayor delivered at Seton Hall University stated, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion." That is identical to her October 2001 remarks at the University of California, Berkeley that have become the subject of intense criticism by Republican senators and prompted conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to label her "racist."

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