Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Sotomayor Debate: A Mother's Story

For more than sixty years, Celina Sotomayor's experience has reflected the evolution of New York's Puerto Rican community; her story is as compelling as the story of her daughter, President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court read more

1 comment:

  1. This is a great piece. It is a tribute to hard work and persistence in someone whose only lack of anything has clearly been a lack of self-indulgence. This is an in-your-face response to people like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, whose only thinly veiled snide comments about Judge Sotomayor's being wisely chosen for a spot on the Supreme Court reflect how threatened the American right wing is by the advancement of the country's Latin minority, and especially of women within that minority. Those two high-profile representatives of the right, in particular, seem to forget that a century ago, their own Irish precursors were an unwanted minority that had to carve a place for themselves in the American scene, and that even as late as the early '60s, the conservative, Yankee old guard wondered what Mayflower America was coming to if the upstart son of an Irish Catholic wheeler-dealer could become president of the United States.



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