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Judge Sotomayor’s Early Life and Creating Comunidad With You

Submitted by on May 27, 2009 – 4:57 amOne Comment


familia sotomayorThe world is focused on a Latina woman raised in a Bronx housing project, who yesterday became a nominee to our country’s Highest Court.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is en fuego.

From blogs to message boards, to newspapers, radio stations and the Twitterverse, everybody is talking about the 54-year-old federal appeals court judge. 

“Que Viva Judge Sotomayor! The Supreme Court “Potluck” lunches just got a whole lot more interesting and delicioso. Adelante!” wrote the actress Jackie Guerra in her Twitter stream.

Today’s news is filled with profiles of Sotomayor, analysis of her politics, and discussion about whether Latinos themselves are happy about her nomination. 

Here’s a morning round-up: 

Sotomayor’s early life on NPR and in the NYT, which published this Sotomayor family photo above.

Latinos are mixed on Sotomayor, which makes sense given that not all Latinos have the same politics, you know?

And some people are definitely not fans. Read here and here.

And what about you? How are you feeling about this nomination? (Before you post, remember we play honest, but polite here on Tiki Tiki.)

Changing direction: A Spanish-language TV station hits it big with a Repo Man reality show. Ay, Dios.

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  • Evenshine says:

    I’m reserving judgment at the moment, but I like what one Latina lawyer from my state said: it’s not enough that she’s Latina. Let’s look at her track record and positions. I agree. While diversity is to be commended, and certainly it’s about time we had a Latina in the Corte Supremo, her ability (or lack thereof, if you want to believe some of those links!) should be the deciding point. I do find it difficult that she was overturned in 6 out of 7 decisions, and her comments about white men could be sticky. Looking forward to getting to know her!

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