Sotomayor is a Latina Doofus.
It is inteesting to note that most "minority" groups, aka groups with a tendency to separate themselves from the society in which they find themselves, develop into three groups. A small percentage actually adapt and compete successfully in the common culture, another larger percentage adopt the criminal behavior of their original culture (these tend to produce the activists and hard core criminals) and the majority which simple become invisible with neither special skills or interests.
Unfortunately, political activists tend to drift int the legal profession, where a veneer of competence makes them specially dangerous. These are the destructive ones.
Of the truly competent group, the educated and wise ones are never candidates for judgeships or nominated for congress or the presidency.