racism is racism. period.
‘666 guy’ the only “advantage” handed her was entry into a good school. From that point on, she worked her tush off and graduated summa come laude
(come used in place of what they always bleep)
@ ANandy - if she graduated with honors from Princeton, then she deserved to be there. Would she be a more worthy student or person if she was accepted because Daddy could shell out full tuition and a few extra hundred thousands on top of that?
She graduated with honors from Princeton. But thousands of others did similarly around the country. By her own admission she was only accepted at Yale Law School as an “affirmative action baby”. Therefore she took the spot of someone more qualified. Where is our empathy for that person who didn’t get into a law school he/she worked his tush for?
We forget it is a zero sum game.
@GNWachs - where did she say that bit about the Yale Law school? It sounds rather strange for a Princeton honor grad to be admitted only due to AA anywhere, even at Yale.
GNW and Howie, i agree with 4uk, when and where did she say entry into Yale was only due to affirmative action?
that’s not my understanding at all … what is your source for that info?
“Now the New York Times reports that among the documents Sotomayor submitted to the Senate in advance of her hearings is a videotape in which she concedes the point entirely and without any qualification:
The clips include lengthy remarks about her experiences as an “affirmative action baby” whose lower test scores were overlooked by admissions committees at Princeton University and Yale Law School because, she said, she is Hispanic and had grown up in poor circumstances.
“If we had gone through the traditional
numbers route of those institutions, it would
have been highly questionable if I would have
been accepted,” she said on a panel of three
female judges from New York who were
discussing women in the judiciary. The video is
dated “early 1990s” in Senate records.
“She admits her test scores were subpar”
She looks like Michael Jackson.
GNW, I thank you for tracking down and posting an article that buttresses your statement. I’m surprised by her statements in the article.
Graduating summa c-m laude from Princeton is no easy thing. I can’t imagine a summa c-m laude Princeton graduate being denied entry into Yale. I presume Sotomayor is talking about a LSAT test score, which would be only factor in determining entry into law school — undergraduate achievement being the other.
Anyway, I do thank you for providing the backup info and I also know that you have posted that you understand elections have consequences; nomination of Supreme Court justices being one of the most important.
I think you have concurred, also, that she is qualified and should be confirmed. IMHO, she is far more qualified than Thomas was at time of his appointment.