Sonia Sotomayor, was a daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants. She suffers from diabetes and was raised in a low income family with an alcoholic father in Bronx, New York. When Sotomayor was nine, her father passed away. Her Mother worked six days a week as a nurse. She attended a catholic school called Cardinal Spellman. Even though her mother was always working, she wanted her son and daughter to have a good education. Sonia Sotomayor developed a strength of character, knowledge and perseverance to be able to overcome discrimination based on her race, living situation, and the lack of education. Sotomayor developed strength of character to overcome discrimination due to her being a female Latina. According to “Obama Court choice stays true to his vision” Sotomayor was able to obtain a job at the Supreme Court. Many people questioned her ability due to her family background. Sotomayor is a strong women that did not let racism stop her from achieving her dream job, Sotomayor background is what motivated her to continue …show more content…
Being a judge you have to be able to prove your point and why you made the decision with statistics and proofs, Sotomayor became capable of disagreeing with other in a non-defensive way. Sotomayor pathway to the Supreme Court was complicated based on a controversial speech where she was taken as being racist towards white people. Sotomayor was able to win this case by analysis and record of her doing the same speech about “wise Latina woman” (Jeffery 2). Sotomayor was able to adapt to the world that she was facing. Sotomayor is an example of capitalization learning, she was able to build on the strengths that she was naturally given. Sotomayor questioned the Judges in the way she questioned many things while she was in Preston University. She felt that decisions were being made unfair so she decided to speak up and make a change for the people of
She held her ground she also had a lawsuit after a railroad company kicked her off of her first class seat. Although she won in court, the case was reversed on appeal. Being a woman only made the obstacles she faced she was very determined. No content will bring her confidence down.
She was an avid Republican since her Freshman years, In 1969, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with departmental honors in political science, she became the first student in Wellesley College history to deliver its commencement address, Her speech received a standing ovation lasting seven minutes. Later on she entered Yale Law school where she received her Juris Doctor in 1972. She was active in Childhood matters, she began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center. Her first scholarly article, "Children Under the Law", was published in the Harvard Educational Review in late 1973.
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society.
In the opening of Sotomayor’s speech, she uses a grateful tone towards her friends, family, but more specifically her mother. In the beginning of the speech, Sotomayor is shown to be very humble by thanking her family, friends, and the president for helping her become a nominee to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is even more grateful to her mother for teaching her the idea of education. Sotomayor states, “I am here, as many of you noticed, because of her aspirations and sacrifices for both my brother and me” (Sotomayor).
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was born on June 25th 1954 in the South Bronx area of New York to parents Juan and Celina Baez Sotomayor. Her parents who were of Puerto Rican descent moved their family to New York for a better opportunity for their children. Her parents worked hard to make a living her mother was a nurse a methadone clinic and her father worked with his hands and the family lived modestly within their means. Justice Sotomayor was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of seven and began taking insulin shot’s, shortly after her father died in 1963 when she was nine, leaving her mother as a single parent, during her upbringing her mother Celina placed a huge emphasis on the importance of education, pushing her children to become
How important is it for a person to stand up for what he or she believes in? Barbara Johns had a lot of courage to plan a protest against segregation. Courage is the bravery to do something even if it frightens one. “Imagine This Was Your School”, a article by Teri Kanefield, contains all of the courage and bravery Barbara had to earn equality in schools. Kanefield gives evidence of the disrespect Barbara and the other students faced since they were black.
Even though she was born a poor African American, she worked her way up in life and kept on making a difference in the world even once she was ill. Unlike many other minorities who often focus on feeling bad for themselves and angry at those who have more, Barbara Jordan took one step at a time and put one foot in front of another. I admire how even when she did not win an election she did not give up and tried again and again until she succeeded. She won many awards for her accomplishments. Jordan said “Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.”
Victoria Leigh Soto Victoria Leigh Soto was a teacher in the United States murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. When Adam Lanza entered the school armed to murder those inside, she hid her students. Victoria Soto died shielding several elementary school children from Lanza’s gunfire. == Biography of Victoria Soto== Victoria Leigh Soto was born on November 4, 1985, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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
ISTORICAL CONTENT Sojourner Truth was a very strong speaker who had a very strong opinion on women's rights and equality among races. She was born into slavery but fought her way out. She spread the truth about slavery around the nation. In the 1850, slavery was a very important subject in America.
Her conviction to the just and fair alone made her career possible, for if she had not been so concerned with morality she would have given up far sooner. What made her so headstrong? Her past, like everyone’s, shaped her significantly.
In John Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, he defines political courage as one’s willingness to take action on personal ethics, even though it may trigger public criticism, retaliation, and political death. (Kennedy 7) Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman used her voice to advocate for racial minorities, women, and the poor. Chisholm was a bold woman who wasn’t afraid to raise current social issues that many avoided talking about. On account of her strong sense of justice, she faced numerous obstacles in her years in office for doing what she believed was in the best interest for our country.
Sonia Sotomayor, a supreme court nominee, in her speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee speaks about the struggles of her childhood and how she has gotten to this point in her career. She explains her previous jobs such as being a trial judge for several years, and how that has improved her ability to implement the law. The purpose of Sotomayor’s speech is to persuade the Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the people of the United States to support her in becoming the next Supreme Court Justice. Sotomayor utilizes ethos, pathos, as well as an optimistic tone in order to convince the audience that she is the best candidate for the next supreme court justice.