Philly Puerto Ricans respond to Justice Sotomayor’s comments about identity

October 9, 2018

Merchants sell t-shirts with Puerto Rican slangs at a rainy Feria del Barrio in Fairhill, Philadelphia. September 23, 2018.

By Staff

After Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told National Public Radio’s Maria Hinojosa over the weekend that she had no problem considering herself an American and a Puerto Rican, the Inquirer and Daily News reached out to area residents for their thoughts on her assertion.

“I am a very proud Latina, who is a proud American,” Sotomayor told Hinojosa on Latino USA’s latest episode. “I was born and raised in New York. I’m a proud, proud American, but I’m also a very proud puertorriqueña. And, for me, there is no tension in those two things.”

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