“You know this is a Protestant country,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt reminded two non-Protestant members of his administration, “and the Catholics and the Jews are here on sufferance.”Funny thing happened after a few decades - I guess;
All eight justices left on the bench once Stevens steps down ... (are) all Ivy League graduates – predominantly white and male – and none of them are Protestant.I thought this was a good addition for DivThu.
We used to be a nation that defined diversity as diversity of thought and different religious backgrounds tend to give one different educational backgrounds and views of things - now notsomuch.
I don't think that the President will be looking at religion at all in replacing Stevens - that is the wrong kind of Diversity.
With Justice John Paul Steven just months away from retirement, the White House says President Obama is considering a more diverse pool of candidates, including whites, blacks and Hispanics -- men and women -- to tap for his replacement.Do you need a translator? Didn't think so.
"I think he will have a broad group of people that represent many – that represent America as a way of looking at the nominee," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.
Whodathunk such enlightened thought would come from the post-racial America Obama was to bring us. Kind of sad when the Supreme Court is getting as bad a the NFL.