After so many questions about it, Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s now famous “wise Latina” quote will likely not keep her off the Supreme Court. All indications from Capitol Hill point to her confirmation as the 111th person to sit on that court next week.
Her quote got me thinking, and although I know the role of women is paramount in all ethnic groups, all societies throughout history, I can attest to the great tradition behind Judge Sotomayor’s words where I grew up.
Throughout my youth I was surrounded by hard working, dedicated, intelligent and wise, very wise Latinas. The women of my childhood’s immigrant neighborhood played a strong and central role in family and in community.
Today I look up to some wise Latinas who are my friends and fellow journalists – Rossana Rosado, CEO of El Diario La Prensa, our country’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, and Mariela Dabbah, who specializes in writing about education and motivation.
CNN Español correspondent Adriana Hauser, spoke to Rosado, Dabbah and other wise Latinas about the wise Latinas in their lives…watch the video.
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