Can you see Sotomayor hanging around with these guys (and Ginsburg)?
The Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination is getting some tugs from those who think her comment about wise Latina women and white guys who haven't lived a life was a bad thing.
How can this comment even count after you look at her stellar achievements? So what if she thinks Latina women are wise? What is wrong with that?
To be honest, I don't think all Latina women are wise. But a good number are. If they have used their experience well, they become awesome people. Some end up spending their lives doing too much for their husbands and watching too much TV. But then that sounds like a lot of women in general.
Now, is it true that there are white guys out there that "haven't lived a life?" I think many people agree that the white guys from our former presidential administration (Bush II) would be in this category, especially Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. I think Rove has actually lived a life and gone through a lot, but I don't think he has learned much from his experiences except to be mean.
If you want to use stereotypes, you can say that successful Latinas can be tough. They work hard and study hard. They are like Sotomayor. I don't know if she and I could be friends, but I will certainly respect her as a Supreme Court judge. I bet lots of white guys will too.
Sotomayor's "controversial comment" -
"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,"
"Latina Woman - Tongue Tied Man," Washington Post, May 27, 2009