Sotomayor saidt in a 2001 lecture that "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."
Was her comment just a poor choice of words as Obama says or is it a racist comment that should disqualify her from serving on the SCOTUS?
Compare her comment to those made by white males in the past, Limbaugh, Jimmy the Greek, Michael Richards and the consequences they paid for interjecting race into a conversation. Does her comment compare to theirs and should the consequences be the same?
The question I have is why interject race into a conversation? Couldn't she just have said that my life experiences uniquely qualify me to make better decisions than someone who hasn't had those experiences. What does making a good decision have to do with gender or race?