Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sonia, Sonia!

Today President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor as the third woman and first Hispanic to the Supreme Court.

Well, I must say I have been rooting for her since Souter's pending retirement was announced.

Sotomayor is a Bronx native, who lost her father at age 9. Her mother worked as a nurse to support their family. Judge Sotomayor went on to attend Yale Law school and served as an editor to the Law Review.

If/when nominated Sotomayor will have more judicial experience than anyone currently serving on the bench (or for the past 100yrs for that matter).

Huffpost has blogged about her extensively.

I am sure some may get into an anti-Affirmative Action frenzy. But this Latina sister is well-qualified for the Supreme Court bench.

Chris Rock says in The Black List by Elvis Mitchell, "My father told me I could never beat white people, but I could knock them out."

I have never felt the need to "beat white people". Mine has always been a competition with myself and my peers, whether they be black or white.

But I understand the sentiment. This woman is deserving of this position and honor. And she has had to work darn hard in order to even be considered. She knocked the competition out.

However, today marks first day in the war to diminish her accomplishments.

But in the meantime.......I love you Sonia, Sonia!