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SO STUFF IT, SESSIONS

WaPo's op-ed columnist Eugene Robinson puts it much more eloquently than me (and no bolding - it's short and worth it, lazies):

Whose Identity Politics?

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By Eugene Robinson
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The only real suspense in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is whether the Republican Party will persist in tying its fortunes to an anachronistic claim of white male exceptionalism and privilege.

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Being white and male is seen instead as a neutral condition, the natural order of things. Any "identity" -- black, brown, female, gay, whatever -- has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.

Any "identity" -- black, brown, female, gay, whatever -- has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.

has to be judged against this supposedly "objective" standard.


Also, I haven't watched TRMS in a while, and she is cracking me up tonight with her coverage of the hearings.
Tags: race / racism, sonia sotomayor
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