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Opening Arguments Archive: Topics: Identity Politics

Key Excerpt, Witness Testimony: Chavez on Identity Politics

CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LINDA CHAVEZ: Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. I testify today not as a wise Latina woman but an American who believes that skin color and national origin should not...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 16, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hearings , Supreme Court , Topics: Identity Politics  
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Key Excerpt: Graham and Sotomayor on Identity Politics and "Wise Latina" Comment

Courtesy of CQ Transcriptions SEN. GRAHAM: Now, during your time as an advocate, do you understand identity politics? What is identity politics? JUDGE SOTOMAYOR: Politics based simply on a person's characteristics, generally referred to either race or ethnicity or gender,...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 16, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hearings , Supreme Court , Topics: Identity Politics  
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