Wednesday, April 23, 2014

and another thing on Sotomayor

Justice Roberts says that the way to stop racial discrimination is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. 

In contrast, Sotomayor is arguing that we need to keep discriminating in favor of select groups (of which she is included) because America is racist. The problem with these arguments is that they make racism the central premise of American history, not just in the past, but of the future. They fail to take into account that most Americans want to move past race as the central issue dividing our society (and have!). To do so, we need to stop discriminating. 

Sotomayor, the critical race theory academics and racial grievance industrial complex cannot allow that to happen. That's why they've moved past Jim Crow and segregation and racial discrimination in housing, voting and employment and moved on to so-called micro-aggressions and "institutional racism" and "racially coded" language. They, naturally, have the power to decide what and who is racist. That's the power to destroy and it's a power they wield to their benefit.

If real racism isn't a big problem anymore, then we don't need them anymore. The Sotomayors and Sharptons and Jacksons and Holders and Obamas lose their worth and their power diminishes. So that's why every criticism of Obama is racist, regardless that it isn't. That's why the "slights, the snickers, the silent judgments" (as Sotomayor put it) are just more proof that America is more racist than ever, even though those are just unactionable assumptions or bad manners at worst. 

The reason race matters is because that's the only thing that matters. Everything is viewed through the racial lens. Race matters because if it doesn't, the racial spoils system upon which Sotomayor and Obama sit at the top crumbles. Race matters because if it doesn't, then they have to answer for their actions rather than than simply yelling Racist in a crowded body politic to deflect criticisms. Race matters because if it doesn't, neither does she.