Judge and Jury

Re TIME's cover story on Sonia Sotomayor [June 8]: Richard Lacayo made a disparaging remark: "Nobody expects you to make it to Princeton when you come from a public-housing project." I grew up in the 1960s in a public-housing project in Brooklyn, N.Y. Although I did my graduate work at Georgetown not Princeton, several of the kids in our project did go on to Ivy League colleges. In fact, many of the kids I grew up with became doctors, lawyers, college professors, social workers and journalists. A lot of kids who grow up rich never learn to develop their minds or...

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