Sotomayor and Condescending Identity Politics

By Froma Harrop - May 28, 2009

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Identity politics are not good for the country or for the groups they purport to advance. This is not to undercut Sonia Sotomayor, who, as the news reports all start out, is the first Hispanic nominated to the Supreme Court and, if confirmed, would be the third female justice. From what we know about her so far, she seems qualified for the job. But turning such appointments into political payback...

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