In defense of the judge | Arkansas Blog

Monday, June 1, 2009

In defense of the judge

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 7:21 AM

Pat Lynch is proud of his column today on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a rebuke of the tired old white male pontificators who play the victim card whenever a female or person of color is in line for promotion. With tongue in cheek, he writes:

As an officially certified white male -- Bill Clinton once referred to me as "the whitest man in Arkansas" -- let me tell you that if I get ahead, by golly, it's on the sweat of my brow, but if somebody else gets a promotion, that's favoritism. Sometimes we like to call it reverse discrimination, and when we complain, it's not whining.

Back when white males were the only ones allowed to have the good jobs, we didn't call it affirmative action, either. That was just the good old days when everybody knew his place and we were pretty darned nice to our inferiors.

When people from different backgrounds start showing signs of ethnic consciousness or other manifestations of undisguised uppityness, white males are entitled to call them out as racists and bigots.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • The prayers of Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert is keeping a close eye on the Alabama Senate race.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation