Race: Sotomayor And Obama Versus Voters

Taylor, Stuart
June 2009
National Journal;6/6/2009, p3
In this article the author reflects on the issue of racially preferential affirmative action which can be used by U.S. conservatives and centrists against Judge Sonia Sotomayor. A poll released by Quinnipiac University in 2009 showed that majority of U.S. voters reject racially preferential affirmative action It is suggested that President Barack Obama's nomination of Sotomayor to the Supreme Court indicates that the president supports Sotomayor's racial preferences and identity politics.


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