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May 26, 2009

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Amazing ... she's Puerto Rican, looks at least partly Asian, and sounds Jewish. What a hybrid!

Y'know, the Supreme Court of the United States looks like it might make a pretty good ethnic representation of NYC circa 1975.

When I was a kid, it seemed like everyone was either Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, or black, with a growing number of Chinese and Koreans out in places like Flushing and Sunset Park. You heard that there once had been lots of these mysterious people called the Irish, but they had all gone away somewhere, leaving only police officers, some folks in Riverdale and Woodside, and that heroin addict who lived with his mom on the third floor.

But I digress.

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