Skin Deep

The media are trumpeting the president’s “historic” choice of a hispanic woman for the Supreme Court. That’s all well and good, and congratulations to Judge Sotomayor (though hispanics are so mainstream it’s hard to see them as an oppressed minority needing special treatment).

Aren’t we supposed to be a color-blind society by now, judging people, as Dr. King famously said, “by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin”? I’d feel better if people were talking about her qualifications, philosophy, and temperament than about her sex and ethnic group. The position of high court justice is too important to be given over to an affirmative action hire.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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