Eric Martin provides another parallel:

This reminds me of conservative complaints aired during Sonya Sotomayor's confirmation hearings: that her Puerto Rican roots would unduly influence her decision making process regarding civil rights cases.  Again, though, the assumption is that being a Caucasian means being free from any and all biases.  Which is on its face preposterous as all people are influenced by their past experiences and particular perspective. 

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