It’s so ridiculous to me that Judge Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is being questioned all over the country by white men who wonder if her ethnicity has anything to do with her nomination. It’s pretty clear that Pat Buchanan thinks so for instance.
Let me help ya’ll out. Hell yes her ethnicity was a factor in her being selected. What stupid white men don’t understand however, and never acknowledge is that:
1) Minorities are not unqualified for jobs just because they are minorities.
2) There are plenty, and I mean PLENTY of white men who get jobs who are not qualified. And yet this is never questioned. It’s ASSumed that they are. For instance,you will never hear Pat Buchanan or Newt Gingrich say, “Hmm, I wonder if Stevens was nominated because he’s yet another white man picked by Bush. I wonder if he is qualified or just advantaged because of his skin and who he knows?”
Nope you won’t hear that. And yet white men have dominated the Supreme Court since it’s existance and continue to. I dare to say they will continue to. I am sick of these blatant hypocrites who bitterly question the intelligence and qualifications of every minority who runs for office or is selected to fill a position! The highest court in the land should reflect a piece of every facet of society which includes gender, race, and socio-economic class. That will assure the balance we need as a nation.
You want to get rid of Affirmative Action? Fine by me! Just rid the nation of White priviledge first!
James Young is the mayor of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Why is that significant? Read the link.
Listening to him on this NPR interview it’s easy to see his love for community and his humble spirit. I believe he will be successful.
Godspeed to you Mr. Mayor. Like you said, “I got the key.”
Yes you do brother!
LeBron James took over the game. He either scored or assisted on every fourth quarter point his team got in the fourth quarter. He got yet another triple double in this crucial playoff game. I won’t say it was the most dominating fourth quarter performance I’ve ever seen. That’s no disrespect by any means to The King. It was different than that.
The fourth quarter of this game reminded me of a high school game where there was one dominate player on the court – clearly head and shoulders above all the rest in talent and athleticism. In the crucial last 5 minutes of the game this guy got the ball every single time at the top of the key. Held the ball, sized his man up and reacted to the defense by either scoring or laying down an easy assist via a three pointer from Daniel Gibson or Mo Williams. If he didn’t score or pass to those guys he caught Varejaoor Joe Smith for an easy lay up. There were no play calls, no strategy drawn up by the coach. Simple meat and potatoes. “Get this guy the ball and let him decide what to do with it… period!”
I know that there are a lot of people who feel that LeBron is better than Kobe at this stage in his career. I tend to disagree though I feel The King is the most dominating player in the league right now. LeBron turns the ball over too much for my taste to be considered better than Kobe. This should change as he matures – and yes as great as he is he still has room for improvement. If he stays healthy, there is no reason why LeBron won’t be top 5 of all time.
The way he willed his team to victory last night was just phenomenal.