Justice Sotomayor prefers "Sonia from the Bronx" - The Afghan Perspective - 60 Minutes on CBS

Uploaded on Tuesday 22 January 2013


In this new Afghan Perspective video, Feresteh Forough talks about one of CBS' 60 minutes documentary she saw about Sonia Sotomayor.

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic in the Supreme Court, she's the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants who settled in the Bronx. She is 58 years old, calls the streets of her childhood, "My Beloved World," and that's the name of her new memoir. She is one of the most powerful women in America. She described herself in a simple phrase : " I am the most obstinate person you will ever meet. I have a streak of stubbornness in me that I think is what has accounted for some of my success in life. There is some personal need to persevere, to fight the fight. And if you just try and be stubborn about trying you can do what you set your mind to."

You can read Fereshteh's blog about it here.

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Language: English

Length: 11:09

Country: United States

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