BikeMonkey Guest PostTheScienceGirl writes about the Obama SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor and her critics:
The responses from the media are incredibly predictable; already we have claims of affirmative action, identity politics, and reverse racism. All three of these defenses have something in common; they are buzzwords that boil down to one thing: the white male power structure feels threatened.
So, you can argue until you're blue in the face that affirmative action got her into college (which I seriously doubt, given her demonstrated intellect), but affirmative action doesn't make anyone graduate at the top 1% of a class of Princeton graduates. She then went on to Yale law school, where she was the editor of the Yale Law Journal. I'd like to put this in stark words for you: here is a woman who, through natural intelligence and years of hard work, rose from very humble beginnings to excel at the top universities in the nation, and still, she is reduced to an "affirmative action case."
Well, in the minds of some lame brains, perhaps so. Perhaps so. Makes you wonder just how much stupidity these people are willing to spout in a lost cause. This one isn't getting derailed, we're getting a tan girl on the Court.