I agree with you when you talk about the La Raza supporters on the ground. On the other hand....How do you view Sotomayor being a CONFIRMED MEMBER OF LA RAZA (not for just a short time but for many years) knowing the Board as well as the Founders of La Raza spew and support racially bias activism like the statements below? Is this appropriate for her to be considered for a SCJ? Would it be appropriate for ANY potential SCJ, black, white, purple, brown, yellow? IMO....NO! Now...knowing the above to be TRUE...How about you?Upsetter wrote:Nope, cant say that about the ABA, thanks for the link. Although, it seems like her affiliation is considered by the ABA to be as prestigous as all those other affiliations listed in the same paragraph, including their own organization. They dont sepearate it out as a point of major concern. Why would the ABA consider her affiliation with laraza to not be a problem and instead list it as an accolade? Honestly, I don't know a lot about the ABA and its positions regarding topics that concern me. Although think the ABA would remain neutral rather than assume any specific position that would represent many opinions across the board. I mean, if they are in fact a racist organization comparable to the kkk, as you suggest? Thats not what I am suggesting...If I were I would have just said it. There are many other "white activist groups" that cannot reasonably be blanketed with a KKK reference. Has the ABA been duped? I mean, w/in the legal community, the ABA is pretty conservative, so I would expect them to take issue with this if it was in fact an issue.
FTR, I have no on the ground understanding of how la raza operates. I had never even heard of them until that day in cali where all the illegals went on strike or whatever it is they did. (Burnt the AMERICAN flag amongst other things) Then they were all over the news for a while, but otherwise I know nothing about them. I did read some of their 'peaceful propaganda' though: http://www.nclr.org/section/about/history. They seem to be a civil rights group. I am sure that can translate to angry people on the ground though, saying and doing things the group wouldnt support. I know I saw that back in the midwest when things were bad b/n black and white folks around the end of the 'crack era', late 80's, early 90's. I lived in kinda bad neighborhoods back then and saw folks pulling in different directions as far as giving a voice to their frustrations, concerns, and desires.