In an article by AP writers Ben Feller and David Espo, Sotomayor had this to say about her pride in her ethnic background:

“I simply do not know exactly what the difference will be in my judging…But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.”

Most Americans can read between the lines on that one. But just in case, composed below is a rephrased quote. It comes complete with subliminal messaging for those of you who still aren’t sure what Sotomayor really meant.

“I simply do not know what the difference will be in my judging (other than my bias toward Hispanics/Latinos)…But I accept (expect) there will be some (if not all) based on my gender (let’s don’t go there) and my Latina Heritage (I mean, hubris)”.


  • Andrew
  • Neil Braithwaite

    Any Judge that believes her “race” will lead to a “better [legal] conclusion” than any “white male” serving on the same court and has 60% of her rulings overturned by the court she aspires to be on, is not qualified in my opinion. It’s called blind justice for a reason. She implies that she is already “better” than any “white male” justices now serving on the Supreme Court. Ridiculous!

  • Ken Rockelein

    I have to agree with Fortune 8 when he says we will need to give her a chance. Not only can a person not easily seperate themselves from their heritage, but we need to always have that plurality of views to avoid the tyranny of one party rule (is: Communist Russia

  • East of Eden

    I think you summed it up perfectly.

  • Fortune B.

    I’m not sure what you family background is, but who would not be affected by their family heritage. Give the lady a chance before we shoot her down.

    • Gil Rice

      By the time we give her a chance, it’ll be too late!!!!