Sunday, July 12, 2009

If Sonia Sotomayor Is a Wise Latina, What Am I?

How has it come to pass that in today's "oh so politically correct" America, where gender-specific terms are fighting words, i.e. waitress, stewardess, it is A-ok for the MSM (Mainstream Media) to refer to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a "Latina?" Why cannot she be a Latino, which means "any" person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent? Or why not refer to her as just plain vanilla "Latin," which is actually an English word? What next? Am I now an Americana?

And BTW, should not Justices on the highest court in the land be Americans? When have you heard the word "American" used to describe soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor?

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