Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why make it about race, period?

I am really tired of this sort of thing...

No need for Obama to choose Latino for high court

...because race shouldn't be a factor in picking a Supreme Court justice any more than should something like sexual orientation. The only reason that race matters anymore in this country is that certain groups of people in this country have a vested interest in making it matter. I seem to recall that it was determined long ago that race was nothing more than a social construct. And I don't think I'll ever understand why those who insist on picking a black, Latino or insert-race-of-choice here aren't called out as the bigots they are. Other than sheer cowardice, that is.