I am happy to say I can now officially update my numbers re: the demographics of the United States government: Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court Saturday.
The numbers again:
- 5 women, 4 men
- at least one per racial group**
- White, non-Hispanic
- Native American/Alaskan Native
- Native Hawai’ian/Pacific Islander
- One justice would have a disability
- At least once justice would be LGB, and preferably another be T/I
Current gender demographics:
1 woman, 8 men 2 women, 7 men
Current racial demographics: 1 African-American (a man),
8 white non-Hispanic 1 Hispanic/Latin@ (a woman), 7 non-Hispanic whites.