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Well, before anyone can answer that, we need to know "How are you defining 'minorities'?"

Women ? (who technically aren't a minority)



But how about "Jewish"? They're a minority. As are Catholics. And "Italian-American".

For that matter, I'm pretty sure every one of them has had a post-graduate degree, which puts all of them in a minority group.

What he/she said^^ is a very good point. If your talking about African-Americans there have been two, but without clearer information I cannot answer your question fully.

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Until fairly recently, the Supreme Court consisted primarily of white men. Two African-American men have served on the Court:

  • Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall (retired June 1991, deceased)
  • Associate Justice Clarence Thomas (still seated)

We have also had four female Justices on the Court:

  • Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (retired 2006)
  • Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (still seated)
  • Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (joined court in 2009)
  • Associate Justice Elena Kagan (joined court in 2010)

Sonia Sotomayor is Latina.

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So far, only one: Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Some people considered Justice Benjamin Cardozo the first Hispanic justice; however, Cardozo was of Portuguese, not Spanish, descent.

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Why no Asians or American Indians?

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The US Supreme Court has seated two African-American justices, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, and one Latina justice, Sonia Sotomayor.

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