“Hispanics” against Sotomayor
Has anyone noticed that some of the most erudite opposition to Sotomayor came from a genuine Hispanic?
“ The role the Supreme Court is to interpret the Constitution, not to make law. Given this, I am deeply concerned about Judge Sotomayor’s past comment that the courts are ‘where policy is made’....there is much in her legal background that is troubling and demands scrutiny and honest discussion. I hope that a serious examination of her record and beliefs will not be shelved or cast aside simply so Democrats can attempt to claim political credit for a ‘historic’ court nomination.”
And BTW?...Why is everyone and anyone born in a former Spanish colony and with a Spanish last name a "Hispanic" regardless of his/her genuine racial composition?
After all, Hispania was the name given by the Romans to the Iberian penninsula.
Everyone from our queen Celia Cruz (probably primarily Yoruba heritage) to Rigoberta Menchu (probably primarily Maya heritage) to Che hagiographer Jorge Castaneda (Jewish heritage, Gutman) is labelled a "Hispanic" in this country.
After all, both have perfectly English names, speak English as a native tongue and were born in a former British Colony (Jamaica)"?