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Though only recently covered by the Corporate Media, the debate that culminated in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's "Wise Latina" comment has been going on for many years. Here is a brief summary.

White Men:
"Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote."
"Women are incapable."
"Hispanics are stupid."
"Women can’t do what men can do."
"Hispanics are dirty."
"Hispanics aren’t real Americans."
"Women should stay at home."
"Hispanics are lazy."
"Women are irrational."
"Hispanics don’t belong in this country."
"Women are weak."
"Hispanics can't learn."
"Women are too emotional."
"Hispanics are thieves and cheats."
"Women should stay in their place."
"Hispanics should stay in their place."
"Hispanic women are only capable of being maids."
"What would a Hispanic woman know about the law?"

"You know, I think a wise Latina has a better perspective on that than a white man does."

White Men:

Similar conversations have been had for centuries between white males and blacks, Jews, homosexuals, and others ad nauseum. Of course, not all white men share in such racist and sexist thoughts - only ignorant ones.

Originally posted to DJ ProFusion on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 01:36 PM PDT.

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