Monday, August 10, 2009

On Race, Bias and Impartiality

In two big news stories of recent weeks — the Sotomayor confirmation hearings and President Obama's reaction to the arrest of a black Harvard professor — a key player was the concept of impartiality. This concept and its various siblings--unbiased, neutral, objective, etc.--are among the most misleading words in the language, says Cape Cod Times's columnist Brent Harold ... read more

Also on this issue:
Sotomayor: The Umpires Strike Out! By William Fisher (The Public Record)
Why Sotomayor Shouldn't Have to Apologize for Being Proud of Her Ancestry, By Nicholas Dagen Bloom (History News Network)
Sotomayor Puts Dent on Glass Ceiling, By Tim Giago (The Huffington Post)
Can't get away from gender and race, By Cathryn Mitchell (

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