MADDOW: They happen to have all been white guys. It is better for the country to think that we have a representative court.
But the idea—the fact is that ideas are more significant than skin color. That's sort of a basic premise of America. And it's being incrementally rejected in favor of this notion that someone who shares your skin color must somehow have something in common with you. And it's just not true...
...MADDOW: But I am saying we need to have a representative court that looks like America, so Americans trust the court.
CARLSON: OK. I'm just saying, we should be moving away from color consciousness, because it's wrong morally. That's all I'm saying.
MADDOW: I disagree. Color consciousness is important...
Posted in AlsoRans at July 14, 2005 09:56 AM
If color consciousness is important, then why did Maddow help to kick a black station off the air in New York City and replace the lineup with mostly whites?
Posted by: SaveFarris at July 14, 2005 10:37 AM
The spinning sound you are hearing is Martin Luther King in his grave. So much for wanting people to be seen, not for the color of their skin, but the content of their character. Black "leadership" today would fit right in with Jim Crow racists and bigots. A sad commentary on what passes for "leadership".
Posted by: Dave at July 15, 2005 07:24 AM
How do you define good character? Then why do all of America (I'm assumimg you vote) vote for fake lying Assholes, who get corrupted by Power. I think the point Maddow was making that a more representative Court the better America would be. I mean if wanting or having a country where everyone thinks the same and acts they same would be like Cuba. If you haven't figured it out whites and blacks and all Americans come from different backgrounds, Different neighborhoods, different regions. Some people have to work their ass off to become justices. Others are born into wealthy families and do great things. Yes Affirmative action goes too far when places lower standards. But I really doubt that a Supreme Court Nominee is going to be different than 15 or so others that could be nominated.
I'll take a Gonzalez or a Thomas over some New Englander who got into Yale/Harvard due to Lineage. Unless of course you like the idea of lineage.
Posted by: SilentJerk at July 18, 2005 01:18 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.