"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
-- "Judge" Sonia Sotomayor, in 2001 speech at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law
President Barack Obama announces federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in an East Room ceremony at the White House.
Obama Hails Judge as ‘Inspiring’
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Racist, La Raza Member, Feminist, Roman Catholic, Sonia Sotomayor
LAW OF THE LAND
Sonia Sotomayor 'La Raza member'
American Bar Association lists Obama choice as part of group
Posted: May 27,
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As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a "racist," Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that's promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police.
According the American Bar Association, Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR, which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.
Meaning "the Race," La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America.
Over the past two days, Sotomayor has been heavily criticized for her racially charged statement: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
The remark was actually made during a 2001 speech at the University of California's Berkeley School of Law. The lecture was published the following year in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.
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