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Seems like the news is loving the word Nuyorican. They aren't spelling it correctly, but they are trying. El Presidente Obama is nominating Puerto Rican Sonia Sotomayor as the next U.S. Supreme Justice. Conservative groups are already wigging out over Obama's comments that this woman has empathy - meaning she can feel and relate to all classes of people. What are conservatives afraid of that Sotomayor might actually care about average Americans!?

This is exciting news for Latinas and women. Sotomayor is only one in three women to be nominated for the Supreme Court. Mama Mia!? How old is this country? And, we've only held 3 office spots on this most prestigious part of the American Government?!!! And we are over 200 years old! Good Lord!

Latinitas is very excited about this nomination and what it will mean to justice in the United States for todas.

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Comment by Rosemarie Montez on May 27, 2009 at 11:08am
Great point! It is very disheartening to think of how unequal our government's history is. Hopefully with Sotomayor we will see a true change in how women and hispanics participate in politics. Thanks for a great post!
Comment by Alicia on May 26, 2009 at 2:23pm
Yay! It is about time that we finally have a Latina on the supreme court. Glad Obama is making diversity a priority nominations.
Comment by Lizette Espinosa on May 26, 2009 at 12:04pm
Thanks for this interesting post! I wish we could claim more than 3, but I think we can change this if we all strive to accomplish our individual goals.


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