Saturday, August 15, 2009

Is a New Rainbow Coalition Born?

Even before Sotomayor's nomination, various groups argued that it was time to name a Hispanic to the court. And once the Bronx-born Judge was tapped, those same groups engaged in what was essentially a full-time effort to counter the inevitable criticisms that came her way. In the process, says Newsweeks's Ellis Cose, they forged a new coalition—not just among Latinos, but among African-Americans, Asians, and liberal whites—that aspires to become a new political force ... read more

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