An article in the American Spectator asking the probing question
If Sotomayor Were White?,” makes some good points! For
Take everything that is known about Sonia Sotomayor and change three factors — her race, sex, and family’s initial socioeconomic status — and the points cited in praise of her selection would be diminished by more than 50 percent. The complimentary commentary would be reduced to: Mr. Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton and has had a breadth of experience over his lengthy legal career. That’s it.
So true! In fact, she’d be just like Justice Samuel Alito, who also graduated from Princeton and had a lengthy legal career prior to nomination. Except she got a summa and he didn’t. But, you know, six of one…