Double standards

I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina female who hasn’t lived that life.

Sounds pretty racist and bigoted, perhaps a little misogynistic, doesn’t it?

Here’s the original quote:

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.

Hopefully you’re paying attention and can see what I did there, just swapping the gender and racial terms around. Now that latter statement is considered a proud and good statement, one acceptable to utter. By the way, that original statement was said by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Obama’s pick for the next SCOTUS Justice.

Can someone please enlighten me as to why the latter statement is acceptable and the former is not?

Why is “black power/pride” good and “white power/pride” bad?

As far as I can tell, they’re the same thing. They’re saying that one person or group is superior to another due to race. I thought that was the very definition of racism.

What happened to the cries for equality? To being blind to people’s racial and gender and other differences (religious, sexual preference, etc.)? I swore this sort of thing was what the Democrats/Liberals all wanted in this world. So why do they go so far out of their way to always make such a big deal out of their race and gender? I mean, if you want people to stop caring about race and gender and those such things well… then you need to stop caring about race and gender and those such things. So long as you keep making a big deal out of your race and your gender, then well… it’s always going to remain a big deal. 

Linoge shares his thoughts on Judge Sontomayor.

So, does this mean Obama is selecting a racist? Gosh… and in those days after his election all people kept saying was how his election was proof that we’re no longer a racist country. Change you can believe in?

Updated: Richard A. Epstein @ Forbes weighs in.

Updated 2: Breda, who I think has a vagina, is thus partially qualified to speak here.

11 thoughts on “Double standards

    • No no… there’s “reverse racism”, which of course implies that racism flows only in one direction (from whites to non-whites).

      • … which is inherently a racist notion, that only whites can commit racism.

        Are you doing a series on why I left the Democrat party? You’re hitting the highlights pretty consistently…

        Ann Coulter commented on this yesterday, in a considerably less abrasive manner than usual for her:

        “These are the types of statements we haven’t seen from politicians since before the Civil War.”

        Ahem.

          • I feel more or less the same way.

            Coulter is incredibly smart. I think she’s so smart that she lost patience (a very long time ago) for stupid people.

            Unfortunately she’s so smart that she considers a WHOLE LOT of people stupid. Then she gets abrasive, and oh my can that woman get abrasive. Like a belt sander. And it doesn’t matter if its a critic or a supporter either – she’ll just go after you.

            Strategically, I’m not sure that’s the best idea – I prefer diplomacy, generally. Then again, her career doesn’t seem to be hurt by this so maybe I’m not all that smart after all.

            I couldn’t believe how restrained she was on Kudlow’s show (from where I got the quote.) Maybe she really likes Larry.

            • Yeah, that’s my main thing… she’s so abrasive that “rubbing me the wrong way” is soothing by comparison.

              But it seems to work for her career, so I guess whatever gets her the speaker fees, book sales, appearance fees, and that mountain of money she’s sitting upon.

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, and suffice to say that I agree with you fully – Judge Sotomayor is a racist, and our glorious President is not only supporting, but also encouraging racism.

    Oh… wait… that is just my pale-colored genitalia talking…

    • Just remember, your “gender and national origins may and will make a difference in [your] judging.” Isn’t it fun when we can reuse her own words?

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