28 May 2009

A: "This political action committee calls itself 'The Race.'

Q: "Alex, what is La Raza? The group that Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ms. Sotomayor claims affiliation with."

Just a little nefarious, don't you think? Doesn't it make you want to upchuck in the back of your throat... just a little? I thought we were all supposed to be colorblind now.

"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman,'" blogged former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. "Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism. A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw."

The point to draw from all this is that identity politics are alive and well, thriving in fact, and by the choice this president made, don't abandon hope for common sense to prevail.
Let's begin a national dialogue on unity and stop trumpeting our differences.

Additional reading:

"Sonia Sotomayor 'La Raza member'American Bar Association lists Obama choice as part of group." Kovacs, Joe. Online periodical: World Net Daily. 27 May 2009.

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