Editorial by Arturo Mora, at Kansascity.com here
Regarding comments taken out of context from a Sotomayor speech, "Your take on this might depend on your own life experiences. Those who are not minorities, and have not known any kind of discrimination, might find it hard to understand the mix of alienation and ethnic pride behind such statements
"Ethnic pride is nothing new to American society. African-Americans, Italians, Greeks, Jews, many other groups have had excitement about their “firsts....”
I would like to think that, some day, everyone would just recognize that Americans come from all places, have a variety of experiences and talents, all have something to contribute, and all deserve representation, fairness, and opportunity. Those pundits and discredited politicians who are trying to tap into ethnic resentments would benefit more by finding something positive to say. They continue to marginalize themselves with their backward attempts to divide the country into warring factions.