Of course, those who are honest and know about politics realize this the normal ideological battle that happens between Republicans and Democrats whenever an important appointment comes up. As usual, the other side has a need to say a few nasty things.
For some of you that have access to this book through a library, it is worth looking at. You can't buy it anymore: Twice a Minority, by Margarita Melville
Here is a link to information from N.C.L.R.* on the Sotomayor nomination and the backlash:
A blog post from the Houston Chronicle that addresses the "Raza" issue:
"Debate redux: Sotomayor, La Raza and racism," Houston Chronicle - Immigration Chronicles, May 28, 2009
thanks to the following blogs for passing this information on: