My Conversation with Cesar Perales on Sonia Sotomayor

07/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tavis Smiley PBS talk show host, PRI radio host, NYT bestselling author

There has been so much talk about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, much of it from people who know very little about her. This afternoon, I spoke with someone who not only knows Judge Sotomayor well, but who worked closely with her at the civil rights organization, Latino Justice PRLDEF. Cesar Perales is the President and General Counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF and I began our conversation with the claims by some that Judge Sotomayor is a racist. Here's a clip:

The full conversation airs tonight on PBS.