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Obama's unintended fusion in Sotomayor selection

A COMPELLING PICK The president somehow chose to present Sonia Sotomayor's race and gender as credentials in themselves for the high court. A COMPELLING PICK
The president somehow chose to present Sonia Sotomayor's race and gender as credentials in themselves for the high court.
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / June 23, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Affirmative action was a complicated issue last year for Barack Obama, the nation’s first black presidential nominee from a major party, who often took pains to acknowledge the concerns of whites who might lose opportunities to minorities. (Full article: 778 words)

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