Supreme pride and joy
When Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court this week, history was being made on three fronts. Jackson is the first Black women appointed to serve on the high court; Kalama Harris, America’s first female vice president and a Black women, presided over the confirmation hearing; and Ann Berry, first secretary of the Senate appointed a year ago and a Black woman, was there to officially sign off on the historic 53 to 47 vote. This is a time of celebration for women and for all Blacks. But there is no overestimating the meaning and joy this momentous event for Black women. Raphael Warnock, one of two Black Democrats in the Senate, wrote a note to his daughter: Dear Chloé, today we confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. In our nation’s history, she’s the first Supreme Court Justice who looks like you – with hair like yours.
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