Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sotomayor Was a Member of La Raza For Six Years

Sotomayor said that she was a member of the group 'La Raza' for six years. This will likely add to the controversy around Sotomayor's opinions on the role of race in society and law.


Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a member of the National Council of La Raza for six years, according to her Senate questionaire released Wednesday.

Sotomayor, who would be the first Latina Supreme Court justice, was a member of the group form 1998 to 2004.

From the questionnaire:

National Council of La Raza 1998 - 2004


The Council works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans in five key areas: assets and investments, civil rights and immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appeared with the Raul Yzaguirre, the founder of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"), and other Hispanic leaders on Thursday and said that conservatives are "grasping at straws" to criticize Sotomayor.


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