August 8, 2009
Sotomayor Confirmed: Hip-Hop Hooray!
Sometimes a wall is just a wall and a wave is just a wave. Still, I had some questions about yesterday’s NYT front page pic.
Specifically, I’m wondering how much cultural and racial loading there is in juxtaposing America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice with a tag spray-painted on the wall outside her apartment building while also capturing her wave so it looks like a hip-hop gesture?
(Props: Pete Martin)
(image: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times. Story.)