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Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question tells the story of the country´s first Latina Supreme Court Associate Justice´s rise to the pinnacle of American public life at a moment of profound demographic and political transformation. While Sotomayor´s confirmation appeared to signal the greater acceptance and inclusion of Latinos-the nation´s largest ´´minority majority´´-the uncritical embrace of her status as a ´´possibility model´´ and icon paradoxically erased the fact that her success was due to civil rights policies and safeguards that no longer existed. Being Brown analyzes Sotomayor´s story of success and accomplishment, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, in order to ask: What do we lose in democratic practice when we allow symbolic inclusion to supplant the work of meaningful political enfranchisement? In a historical moment of resurgent racism, unrelenting Latino bashing, and previously unimaginable ´´blood and soil´´ Nazism, Being Brown explains what we stand to lose when we allow democratic values to be trampled for the sake of political expediency, and demonstrates how understanding ´´the Latino question´´ can fortify democratic practice. Being Brown provides the historical vocabulary for understanding why the Latino body politic is central to the country´s future and why Sonia Sotomayor´s biography provides an important window into understanding America, and the country´s largest minority majority, at this historical juncture. In the process, Being Brown counters ´´alternative facts´´ with historical precision and ethical clarity to invigorate the best of democratic practice at a historical moment when we need it most.