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Originally posted by wylekat
I have had an absolute gutful of phrases like: "Blacks are smarter" "Latinos are smarter" "Whites are smarter" and on and on and ON.
Bull PUCKEY. An individual's intelligence is based on WHO they are (personality), WHAT they have studied, and the individual talents that they have. Not the color of their skin, their accents, nothing. It's the same as me (white) sitting down in the supreme court chambers to take up Sotomeyer's job for a day. My head would explode. By the same token, if I plopped her down in front of my computer and told her to make this 3d item, photoshop that picture, fix (random object or my VW), and then imitate Donald Duck, HER head would explode. And if you stuck both of us in an operating room with the best Asian brain surgeon you could find- well, imagine THAT outcome for yourselves.
Somewhere on the internet, is someone who imitates William Shatner. He's DARN good- and he's black. By the same token, you listen to Maurice LaMarche (white), and there's maybe subtle ones like tonal quality, but it's THE SAME FREAKING TALENT. Doesn't make a frigging difference who's what color, or what cultural background.
Too bad there's always gonna be someone who's brain is stuck on the color setting, and will never get past that.
Like I said previous post- PROVE IT. Prove someone's smarter than me just because their skin's different, their accent's different, or they came from another country. Prove I am smarter just because of MY skin color.
Originally posted by Wimbly
reply to post by Nessosin
Just so we're clear, this is about what the CNN reporter said. Not so much Sotomayor, although I think what Soto said was racist.
The reporter definitely says, "a Latina woman can make better decisions than any white man".
How in the world could you spin this to mean anything else is beyond me. If a white guy had said this about black people, we wouldn't be here parsing the statement.
Originally posted by Nessosin
"could make a better decision" only means it's possible for a latina to make a good decision. It doesn't mean that she's making a better decision BEACAUSE she's latina. Just that, it doesn't matter if she's a latina, it's still possible for her to make a better decision than a white man. I don't see this statement as racist at all, personally.
Now if she had said "any latina would make a better decision than a white man" that would be different. I would say that would be racisit.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
The current administration is in power mainly because of the RACE card. President Obama got in power not only because he promised "change", which he never explained on any interviews to his fans, but a lot of Americans also voted for him ONLY because he is black. So it is not a surprise to find that Sotomayor is being considered not only because she backs the Socialist dictatorship taking place, but because she is LATINA.
BTW, I am also a LATINO-AMERICAN, and I can tell you many latinos do not like this woman at all.
Originally posted by fapython
A lion and a Flea are both animals, but they are in no way the same. If humans were the same Europeans would not have been able to conquer 97% of the planet. The British would not have been responsible for 60% of the inventions.
Nature is not equal and neither are humans. The sooner you realise that the sooner you will be able to set yourself free.
[edit on 18/7/09 by fapython]