Claims to objectivity and neutrality are farcical. This is ridiculous. I am not a supporter of Kagan or the current administration, but most of the GOP’s accusations can be summed up this way: Elena Kagan worked for Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall was African American and “liberal” (that whole civil rights and being against segregation thing), therefore, Elena Kagan is going to be an “activist” judge. Puullleeeezze. Give me a break. Everyone is biased, Everyone has a political agenda. We do not get Supreme Court nominees from some factory separated from American society where there are no opinions allows. Objectivity and neutrality are false myths, and the history of the Supreme Court proves my point. Conservatives want activist judges who will be, well, conservative, while liberals will nominate liberals. I think implicit in the epistemology presented by the Republicans who are bashing the good name of Thurgood Marshall is the same message that the majority in biblical and theological studies sends to racial minorities: women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, whatever your descent; you are incapable of being “unbiased” “neutral” and “objective” because you are unable to distance yourself from your opinions (oh, and that whole history of them having inferior IQs too, right?). All of this is just proves that epistemological violence becomes racial and gender violence.