23 4 / 2014
"Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.
Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination."
Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)
Where is the lie? SCOUTS is an embarrassment.
I adore her. Her colleagues on the other hand, not so much.
I wonder what the other Obama appointee Elena Kagan had to say. We all know Clarence Thomas is an oreo cookie so we don’t have to ask about him.
She recused herself from the case. Clarence Thomas is an embarrassment and disgrace. Of course he joined Scalia’s opinion.
Why did she recuse herself — did she work for University of Michigan? Way to dodge the big decisions you were appointed to decide on. SMH.
23 4 / 2014
it amazes me how many people fail to realize this
Many folks, Black and White still do not get this.
Or when people say they’re not African American, some ignorant black people say they’re racist and trying to disassociate.
If more people would just step out of their comfort zone, they would discover that Blacks are everywhere and that is a beautifull thing.