From the KCET Los Angeles website
The wisest Latina in L.A. County according to my unscientific poll is… Mamá. Aww, isn’t that sweet. A couple of others got about as many votes: Latino civil rights advocate Antonia Hernandez, now head of the California Community Foundation, and L.A. County labor chief Maria Elena Durazo, and L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina trailed behind Mama.
There’s a lot of talk about “wise Latinas” in the middle age crowd, Pasadena activist Roberta Martinez tells me, after Judge Sonia Sotomayor defended her comments and apologized that sticking up for wise people like her may have offended some people. Sotomayor looks headed to the marble halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Senate confirmation hearings may be remembered for inserting the “Wise Latina” phrase into the lexicon, alongside “Yo Quiero Taco Bell.” The words are there, maybe devoid of context.