Wednesday, June 03, 2009

But Would a Wise Latina Make Better Decisions than a Wise Latino?

Which brings us to Sotomayor’s now-infamous line that she would hope a wise Latina would make better decisions than a wise white man. In the same speech, she somewhat favorably considered the possibility that there are “physiological or cultural differences” between races or genders that make some people better at some things (like judging) than others. (“The Sotomayor Debate Is a Chance to Talk It Out on Race”)
Wasn’t Larry Summers thrown out of Harvard for saying something awfully similar?

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