Comments on: Emotions high at White House for “Puerto Rican girl” Sotomayor http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/12/emotions-high-at-white-house-for-puerto-rican-girl-sotomayor/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Marcy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/12/emotions-high-at-white-house-for-puerto-rican-girl-sotomayor/comment-page-1/#comment-394881 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:34:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19036#comment-394881 I couldn’t agree more with Jason’s and Shane’s comments. I was born and live in Puerto Rico. We have been US citizens for about 100 years and want to be called Americans.

The emphasis on her “ethnicity” just creates more confusion in the US, as to our relationship as a territory of the US for over 100 years, something many of us are trying real hard to clarify. Most people in the US think of us as foreign and legal or ilegal immigrants.That is why the “puertorican girl” phrase, to me, is offensive.

Thanks to those who also see it our way. I don’t recall that the state of origin of the family of other Justices to be an issue during their nomination and confirmation.

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By: Shane http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/12/emotions-high-at-white-house-for-puerto-rican-girl-sotomayor/comment-page-1/#comment-394847 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:17:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19036#comment-394847 I just DON’T understand the emphasis on her ethnicity, would’ve felt allot better is she’d just said an AMERICAN from the Bronx, if that needs to be said at all….THIS is about the interpretation of constitutional law NOT about being this/that first at bat, like were in some Rocky Balboa skit, are you kidding?
Actually, SHE didn’t REALLY have a tough time of it all, by her own admission, an “affirmative action baby”, Other have walked a harder road for their accolades of far less, which is WAY beyond the point of being a supreme court judge….wow….c’mon Obama, this is getting old.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/08/12/emotions-high-at-white-house-for-puerto-rican-girl-sotomayor/comment-page-1/#comment-394828 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:20:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19036#comment-394828 There is more emphasis on her ethnicity/race rather than the importance of her job, distorting how Americans view the importance of nominations like this.

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