Pop Culture: Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor appointed to Supreme Court after ‘wise Latina’ remark

Sotomayor once said that she believed a wise Latina could be a better judge than a white man and during her Senate confirmation hearings, it came back to bite her, though not very hard, as the term became a slogan for Latinas everywhere and Sotomayor became the first Hispanic on the highest court.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.