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Latino USA and NPR Broadcast Interview with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the focus of an in-depth radio interview Friday by Latino USA journalist Maria Hinojosa.

The one-on-one interview includes thoughts about her legal career, childhood in the Bronx and important lessons that she has learned, according to Latino USA, a project of Futuro Media Group and NPR.

Hinojosa recently interviewed Sotomayor in conjunction with the justice’s new memoir, “My Beloved World.”

On its Twitter feed, Latino USA released excerpts from the Jan. 19 talk, including Sotomayor’s thoughts about equality, stereotypes and communities.

“Equality is not something you talk about. You live it by example…You insist on it,” she said, according to Latino USA.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

In another part of the interview, the justice, who joined the Supreme Court in 2009, talked about the importance of writing and speaking up.

“I wrote this book not just so every Latino would see a piece of themselves but so the rest of the world would see who we are,” she told Hinojosa.

Later, she added: “I don’t think you can conquer your fears until you voice them.”

The interview was broadcast on Friday, Jan. 25 on Latino USA and various NPR stations.

Hinojosa has focused much of her journalism career on telling untold stories, especially in the context of the country’s changing demography.

UPDATE: The interview can be heard on the Latino USA website.

The Futuro Media Group, an independent organization, started in 2010. It covers news and trends about diversity in the United States.

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