When Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor was going through the grill of the being nominated, she received much criticism from conservatives for a statement she had once made speaking to a group of Latina women. They went out for blood because she had alluded that being a Latina women she would have a different perspective on the bench. Pa Que Fue Eso!
The conservatives and those who suffer from unconscious racism went to town on our Bronx girl and would not let up until she explained her comments so that they would not think that she was saying that she was better, different or had insights that others did not have.
Well, her recent criticism of the Texas prosecutor shows this. He stated: "You've got African Americans, you've got Hispanics, you've got a bag full of money. Does that tell you -- a light bulb doesn't go off in your head and say, 'This is a drug deal'?"
No one else picked that up as a racial comment. Only Justice Sotomayor and she did the correct thing and told the prosecutor about his racial insensitive remark. Her criticism was on target and that proves what she had originally stated before her nomination, she does bring a different perspective to the bench that older Anglo men can never have. There I said it.