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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.

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