May 27, 2009
Or, as Peter Kirsanow, explains, maybe not:
During the presidential campaign, there was considerable commentary about the prospect of a President Obama ushering in a post-racial era in America. The candidate himself fueled the commentary, frequently making sounds about the advent of a society that transcends race.
The nomination of Judge Sotomayor demonstrates that identity politics not only remains alive and well, but may be accompanied by an unabashedly racialist interpretive doctrine.