Racism and Supreme Court
We've been talking alot about racism at CCC lately. Most of our conversation has been directed toward whites, because our church is largely white. Racism is wrong. It is against the principles of the Kingdom. God loves diversity and wants to bring about reconciliation between people groups as well as between people and God. We have been encouraged to make disciples that build relationships between ethnic lines, go to parts of the city you don't usually go, listen to other people's stories, and stay in it for the long haul. Racism in all of its forms is wrong.
I am amazed these days that the media is so positive about a racist nominee for supreme court. And this is not just a woman who is privately racist, but is willing to make claims of racial and gender superiority in public speeches. In a speech at Cal-Berkeley, Judge Sotomayor said:
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
She repeated similar comments in other public speeches. We would never let a white male get away with making a similar statement, so why is the media so easy on Sotomayor? President Obama has been a staunch advocate for opposing racism. I will pray that he takes this racist candidate off of the docket or that the Senate will disconfirm her nomination. There has never been a less popular candidate. Not Ginsberg, not Roberts, not Alito, not even Harriet Miers - who was pulled from being a candidate. Today, less than half of the Americans polled in a CNN survey approve Sotomayor's candidacy...and this is with dynamic media support. Her racism should have disqualified her by now.
People who love diversity, who love America, who stand against racism should vote against people who are publicly pro-racist. May it be so in the Senate.