Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Toobin On Sessions' Suggestions That White Men Don't Carry Biases

This video clip sums up the problem with the Republican party in just a few sentences.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: "What's worth noting about what Jeff Sessions -- the line of questioning, was that being a white man, that's normal. Everybody else has biases and prejudices ... but the white man, they don't have any ethnicity, they don't have any gender, they're just like the normal folks, and I thought that was a little jarring."

The problem here isn’t that Sotomayor might have certain life experiences based on the fact she’s a woman and Hispanic. It’s that that very experience must automatically be “prejudiced” because she is a Hispanic woman.

Two thumbs up to Toobin.

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