“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.”
– Sonia Sotomayor
A better conclusion about what? For whom? On what basis? Lived whose life? For how long? Are we talking about Jennifer Lopez? Eva Peron? Comandante Ramona? “Ugly Betty”? Bill Dana in drag?
Well, Sonia Sotomayor is the person Sonia Sotomayor is calling wise and rich in experience, but it seems a stretch in light of her ‘isms. I would hope that a white male of moderate experience and average IQ would have a higher aversion to sexism, racism and narcissism than does Ms Sotomayor. She is, by her own lights, of the proper ethnicity and sex. Her statement, however, makes clear that she’s spent too much time in a leftist bubble for her experience to be called rich. She has been too long isolated from the meaning of the term “rule of law.”
Law. Not men. Or women. Whatever their wisdom or ethnicity.
If such nonsense had been uttered by a prominent white male judge, with roles reversed, he’d have been impeached.
Perhaps she could be asked during her nomination hearings for a complete ranking of judicial superiority by ethnicity and sex so we’ll know in future how to judge people on this basis. Are Asians better or worse than Hispanics, or is sex most important? Does this apply to transgendered persons and does the direction of their sex change matter? Please elaborate on how rich experience is superior for a Latina, with emphasis on how it contributes to wisdom? What could a white male do to equal this?