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!