June 2, 2009

Commentary: Sotomayor's comment indicates feelings of superiority

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor once said: "I would hope a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." The statement implies that the lives of one group of people are richer than those of another group, when in reality we're all limited by the bounds of our existence. We can certainly enrich our lives by being exposed to different cultures, listening to diverse ways of thinking and learning from the experiences of others. But, in the end, we each have our own unique experiences; one as real as the other.

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