Ready to Celebrate: Nuyoricans, Hispanic Media Look to Sonia Sotomayor's Confirmation to the Supreme Court
By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor
With the end of Senate hearings Thursday, Spanish-language media are taking Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as a given — and Puerto Ricans in New York and elsewhere are getting ready to celebrate.
“This has been bigger than when Menudo came to New York,” Bronx State Assemblyman José Rivera told New York newspaper El Diario/La Prensa. He promised to organize a parade through the borough’s streets when the judge, who grew up there, is confirmed to the nation’s highest court.
“The Bronx was abandoned, but Sotomayor is rescuing it,” he said.
“Now the whole world understands what we already know — that the days when buildings were burning are in the past,” Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. told the newspaper.