Happy Wise Latina Day!

Sonia Sotomayor -- and "extraordinary moment for our nation" -- celebrated at White House reception

Published August 12, 2009 8:13PM (EDT)

Clunk, clunk, clunk. Say what you will about the perticklers of health care reform or the New Haven firefighters' test. What I hear today is the sound of yet another barrier falling. And today, I especially like the sound of this: "It is this nation's faith in a more perfect union that allows a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx to stand here now.''

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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