Friday, August 7, 2009

Judge Sotomayor's confirmation: Inspiring or discouraging for kids?

I'm over at Yahoo's Shine! today, writing about Saturday's confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and wondering if this historic milestone is inspiring or discouraging for our daughters:

My oldest daughter is nearly 16 years old. She’s whip-smart and politically conservative. She wants to be a lawyer. I don’t know if she has her heart set on a seat at the Supreme Court, but I look at all the lauding of Sotomayor’s historic confirmation and wonder: Are we teaching our children that great achievements by women of color are the exception, not the rule?

Read the rest -- and tell me what you think -- at Shine's Parenting Channel.

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