Rhetorical Analysis Of A Latina Judge's Speech

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The Rhetorical Strategies of a Latina Judge's Speech To End the Lack of Representation
Throughout the diversity in the United States, there is a multitude of factors that underestimate and terminate the presence or idea of women and minorities in government roles. In current times, awareness of gender equality and excluded minorities has rose to an all- time high. Many are advocating that the way our country sees and treats intersectionality needs to change for the better. Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an advocator by spreading this public announcement through a piece of a speech. She discusses the obstacles she and other minorities face to place higher on the social ladder and to be represented during a speech at the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial
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What tone will make you audience listen. Sonia's speech is able to be truthful and straightforward with her audience which gives it a candid tone. She needed to be candid and straightforward because she is trying to get projects going to start resolving the issues of underrepresentation of minorities in government roles. She explains how being Latina has impacted her influence on issues and topics while she sits on the bench. Although she didn’t just magically appear on the bench, it took many hardships and endurance to get to where she is today. However, she will go on to admit that not everyone is fortunate enough to achieve success in this country, "But achieving success here is no easy accomplishment for Latinos or Latinas, and although that struggle did not and does not create a Latina identity, it does inspire how I live my life" (Sotomayor). When she says 'no easy accomplishment,' Sonia is bluntly telling her audience that it is difficult for minorities to come to the United States and attain their goals, as well as being represented by people that look and have the same experience as them. She gives life to the reality of what it feels like to have two clashing cultures affect the way you act as an individual. She says, "It does not provide an adequate explanation of why individuals like us, many of whom are born in this completely different American culture, still identify so strongly with those communities in which our parents were born and raised" (Sotomayor). Through her tone, her audience will feel as if the issue she is talking about is a more pressing matter and will see this as a
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