Actually, Sotomayor (Sp: “Big Thicket”) did show favoritism to blacks in the Ricci case. Anything to upset the “power structure,” don’t you know.
As a Puerto Rican, the choice slurs in her neighborhood might have been “co-colos,” or “mollos,” maybe. “Mayate” is a Mexican slam and actually means “dung beetle.”
I didn't know that about Puerto Rican nicknames. I always heard "Mayate" around our house.
Makes sense though. It's funny how a lot of people think of "hispanic" as one big bag, but a Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Argentinean, and Mexican are as diverse as a California surfer, West Virginia coal miner, Alaskan fishing guide, Texas roughneck oil worker, New York bartender and Boston whatever they do.