I'm starting to like the 21st century, now that we have Barack Obama as president and a wise Latina on the Supreme Court.
The point is not that she might well make a better decision than a white male in the same position--it's that the world has yet to see what decisions a Latina on the US Supreme Court would make. We've had 225 years of white males making those decisions.
Just think what women of color would have done while President Andrew Jackson was in office! He might not have gotten away with deporting the Cherokees from Georgia.
See these reports on our new Supreme Court justice available on Women's eNews - www.womensenews.org :
Ginsburg and Sotomayor: What Else in Common?
Comparing Sotomayor's record on women's rights and judicial outlook to Justice Ruth Ginsburg's.AT & T Case Spotlights Gender Issue for Sotomayor
Sotomayor's 'Play Ball' Case Will Bring Her Home
A column from our editor-in-chief explaining why men think of her as the judge who saved baseball.Advocates Line Up to Praise Sotomayor
Other Latinas and women's rights advocates react to the nomination.Sotomayor Hearing Test: Did You Catch the Code?
Our legal affairs reporter translates the coded language of the Senate hearings.Wise Women Unite! What Sotomayor Should Have Said
A leading political scientist says what many thought: if the United States truly valued diversity, Sotomayor could have reaffirmed that her background and ethnicity adds to her qualifications.