Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Y'all don't know what it's like being male, middle class, and white..."

Wanted to provide a small rain to alleviate the current blogging drought by linking to an interesting article by Eugene Robinson regarding the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation and the fallacious notion that only minorities have "identities" whereas white guys don't. Basically, the point is that everyone approaches any legal issue with our own prejudices based on a unique set of life experiences, and each Justice must put forth an effort to overcome those biases and interpret law through the impartial eyes of the U.S. Constitution. It's a fair point. And while I remain somewhat skeptical of Sotomayor's now-infamous "wise Latina woman" statement, right now I'm willing to accept her explanation, especially since she's been answering most questions in a manner that largely reflects my own perspective. So far.

UPDATE: This has nothing to do with anything, but it's hilarious.

"Injustice is my middle name
You don't need to change
Your future's with us"
- Tokyo Police Club, Your English is Good