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Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Wise Latina! Say's Who?

By Rich Kozlovich 

When I read these decisions coming down from SCOTUS I often wonder how many remember when Sotomayor was nominated to the court where she was challenged at the judiciary committee hearing about this comment she made "at the University of California School of Law at Berkeley. The conference's theme was: Raising the Bar: Latino and Latina Presence in the Judiciary and the Struggle for Representation" saying:

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion." 

So, in my view it seems to me the only conclusion one can come away with from that is being Latina made her more wise that whites, blacks, and Asians? That really didn't float all that well and she had to backtrack later saying: 

“I was using a rhetorical flourish that fell flat.” 

Please note, she didn't apologize. She didn't say she didn't really mean it. She didn't say that was wrong. And in no way did she back away from that view. What she said in effect was, all of you dummies just don't get it.

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