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Celina Sotomayor

Mentoring Sonia: The Case of Celina Sotomayor

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

For more than sixty years Celina Sotomayor's life experience has reflected the evolution of the New York Puerto Rican community. As witness and participant, she puts a face on thousands of migrants like her, who braved dislocation, discrimination and disillusionment for a better life. Shattering ethno-racial and gender stereotypes, hers is a story of family, survival, and perseverance much like that of her compatriots with one distinct difference. Her daughter is President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Nuyorican to be so honored.