An angry Reid criticized the decision, saying, The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that womens lives are not determined by the virtues of five white men. The issue there is that only four of the justices that sided with Hobby Lobby are white. The fifth justice was Clarence Thomas, who is black. Sen. Reids slip was no accident, reads the Review-Journal editorial. He believes racial and ethnic minorities are ideologically monolithic constituencies who are incapable of independent or gasp! right-of-center thinking. In the majority leaders mind, Mr. Thomas is not an African-American because the justice doesnt blindly subscribe to liberal orthodoxy, the paper wrote, before pointing out other examples of Reid compartmentalizing minorities.
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