Washington vs. Hollywood

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With the pending appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, someone pointed out that if she is approved, there will have been, in 120 years, 111 Supreme Court Justices, of whom, only three were women and only two were African American, with all the rest being white men.

On the other hand:

In the past 80 years, The Academy of Motion Picture Art & Sciences has nominated 208 people for the Best Director Oscar™ (some more than once) of which three have been women, and only one African-American, with all the rest being white men.