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Subject: Sotomayor: This Generation's Jackie Robinson Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 06:34:33 -0700 From: Roberto Rodriguez <xcolumn@...> To: Roberto X Rodriguez <xcolumn@...>
Wake Up GOP: Sotomayor is This Generation's Jackie Robinson http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/ New America Media, Commentary Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Jul 15, 2009 Nine years into the new millennium and conservatives and Republicans -- with straight faces – insist that it is they that should define the nation’s racial debate and that it is their views that are fair and objective and part of the U.S. mainstream. Nowhere is this fallacy more evident than in their incomprehensible opposition to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In their upside-down world, extreme conservatives, including the entire right wing talk show universe, have gone from defending racial supremacy – from opposing integration and the precepts of “equality and justice for all” to abrogating for themselves the right to give meaning to the very words and terms of this debate. Interestingly, Senate Republicans – who espouse virtually the same views as that of their influential talk show brethren -- minus the most incendiary language – have failed to denounce their hate and ultra-nationalist demagoguery. For rest of column, go to New America Media's website above or to: http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=8a53828b40e4275ea8b2d225b1542c54 Rodriguez columns appear at New America Media approximately the 1st and 15th of the month. Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, can be reached at: XColumn@... PO BOX 85476 Tucson, AZ 85754 NEW AMERICA MEDIA COLUMNS http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/ ARCHIVED COLUMN OF THE AMERICAS http://web.mac.com/columnoftheamericas/iWeb/ Site/Welcome.html XColumn@...