Just remember, it’s not racism if you’ve got a genetically endowed tan

Openmarket.org[*1] :

Black Panthers in Philadelphia used nightsticks and racial epithets to drive white voters away from a polling place (in November, 2008). “Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as ‘the most blatant form of voter intimidation’ that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.” But Obama’s political appointees at the Justice Department overruled them

This is also not[*2] an example of racism, in case you were wondering:

. . . comments Sotomayor made during a 2001 lecture at the University of California-Berkeley. Referring to former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s saying that “a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases,” Sotomayor said, “I would hope that 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.”

For both quotes, emphasis mine.

These are, indeed, the words of a moderate, reasoned, dispassionate judge of law, considering not the color of one’s skin but only the content of one’s character. One who thinks that merely because of what color skin she has, and because of her unique upbringing, (oh, yeah, and because of her reproductive and excretory plumbing) she and she alone is capable of making wise decisions in a way that people of different skin color and upbringing are simply incapable of doing.

So much for a nation of laws and not of men (or of persons, if you’re so inclined). Laws only apply to white males. Except when they don’t. And no one but Sonia Satamayor is competent to make those decisons. You certainly aren’t. Neither am I because, you see I’m an ignorant racist by nature of being a Norwegian-American male, the voting rights of whom the Obama Justice Department is blithely unconcerned–because my skin’s melanin content is insufficient. I’m glad we have that straight, now.

Exit Question #1: Don’t you feel good about the new direction the country’s going?

Exit Question #2: Is there a reason why Justice is often depicted as wearing a blindfold? If so, what might that reason be?