Find Out What Inspires SCOTUS Nominee Judge Jackson
As Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing draws closer, many are attempting to determine what exactly drives her and what exactly she will fight for in the future. Based on her quote and lectures, her opinions and passions may be more divisive than anyone originally thought.
From Breitbart. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, cited Critical Race Theory founder Derrick Bell and the controversial “1619 Project” as inspirations in 2020.
During a lecture to the University of Michigan Law School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, unearthed by the Daily Wire, Judge Jackson, who would be confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit the following year, cited Bell’s book, Faces at the Bottom of the Well, and said her parents had it on their coffee table as she was growing up…
The book argues that other Americans define their identity in relation to black Americans, who are forced to stay at the bottom of society. In one chapter, “The Space Traders,” Bell created a fictional allegory in which the U.S. would agree to sell its black citizens to space aliens in exchange for gold that would help settle the national debt….
This isn't a speech from thirty years ago. It's from January 20, 2020. She endorses a book that was foundational to critical race theory and made the case that, given the choice, whites would trade African-Americans away to space aliens and banish them from the universe.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 17, 2022
Judge Jackson also cited the fraudulent “1619 Project” of Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times, which won the Pulitzer Prize despite falsely claiming that the United States fought the American Revolution to defend slavery in the South.
Though she cited Hannah-Jones to make the observation that black Americans have fought hardest to give life to America’s founding ideals, at no point did Judge Jackson disagree with the author’s thesis that America was founded on slavery.
Judge Jackson closed her lecture by citing what she called “favorite civil rights photograph of modern times” — an image of a 2016 protest over the police shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile….
"Black Lives Matter protester Ieshia Evans is detained by Baton Rouge police in Louisiana, July 2016. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters" via 2019 How a decade of disillusion gave way to people power, Rebecca Solnithttps://t.co/WOGgx7Q6M2 pic.twitter.com/usl18LrP17
— MillerK2100 (@MillerK2100) June 7, 2020
Judge Jackson did not comment on the shootings, but said she was inspired by the woman, who was arrested at the protest.
Jackson’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Monday, March 21, at the Senate Judiciary Committee.
How are you praying for our leaders, for Judge Jackson, and for healing of the racial divide?
(Excerpt from Breitbart. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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