For Puerto Ricans, Sotomayor’s Success Stirs Pride


Half a century later, the long and sometimes bittersweet history of Puerto Ricans in New York added a celebratory chapter on Thursday as the Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Her personal journey — from a single-parent home in the Bronx projects to the Ivy League and an impressive legal career — has provoked a fierce pride in many other Puerto Ricans who glimpse reflections of their own struggles.

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  1. David: The Manuel del Valle mentioned in the article is my older brother. For those of us who grew up in New York City Housing Projects she is a source of pride.

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