The GOP is putting up a surprisingly stiff fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, but that won’t save us from absurdities to come. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would vote against her, but she’ll still be confirmed by the Democrat majority. President Biden nominated her so she could be the first black woman on the Court, but she couldn’t define what a “woman” is.
Senator Blackburn: "Can you provide a definition for the word woman?"
Judge Jackson: "No. I can't…I'm not a biologist." pic.twitter.com/TRlqUeDGs6
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 23, 2022
One may pretend this is just word games.
Being mad that the meaning of words changes over time is not really a great basis for a political ideology.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 24, 2022
However, the Supreme Court must define groups because the government treats them differently. It pays to be a member of certain groups.
"I'm an Hispanic man. Could I decide I was an Asian man?" Sen. Ted Cruz asks Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. pic.twitter.com/wD23TJ0KoZ
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 23, 2022
Judge Jackson said she wouldn’t answer hypothetical questions, but Senator Cruz brought asked about “standing.” If America is to have an official caste system, people will call themselves members of preferred groups. Why shouldn’t they? Because race and sex are objective realities, not fantasies. Our rulers and their system must reckon with this contradiction.
Republican opposition to the judge was enough to get #GOPRacists trending.
— -Choose to fight righteous fights (@WGlass62) March 24, 2022
— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) March 23, 2022
This is my mom and stepdad. If it were up to the GOP, their 40+ years marriage wouldn't be allowed to legally exist. 🤬 pic.twitter.com/TAh7Ol8GJE
— Mike Branch Music 💥 (@mikebranchmusic) March 23, 2022
After three days of watching Supreme Court congressional hearings with the Sedition Party of lunatics … the bottom line is they're #GOPRacists.
Every piece of legislation they deny is racist. Everything they say is racist. Manchin and Sinema, too. Racists.
— Views & Visions ™ (@VegasVisions) March 23, 2022
— 🇵🇷EVE🇵🇷 (@TAINA525) March 23, 2022
“The grilling she [Jackson] has experienced is a reminder that Black Americans are seen and often judged through a different lens than White Americans,” said the Washington Post, “and that they also have life experiences that White Americans do not share.” Wouldn’t that mean it’s hard for them to live together? It certainly makes political debate difficult. Questioning a leftist black woman is apparently blasphemy.
The amount of energy and skill this takes cannot be overstated.
— Amy Diehl, Ph.D. (@amydiehl) March 24, 2022
If this is what they’re doing to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on national television, imagine what Black women go through in corporate American and other spaces behind closed doors….
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) March 23, 2022
To the Black women and girls watching Judge Jackson's confirmation hearing at home, you may hear a lot of racist dog-whistles, a lot of digs at her intelligence, and insults that are rooted in some Senators' fears of Black women's intellect.
Know this. We will not let them win.
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) March 21, 2022
"Persevere." That hits me in the gut. If you've ever been the only person in a room, you know that feeling. Black women know that feeling—persevering in the face of those who want us to fail. But—Judge Jackson is here, and she's going to the highest court in our country. pic.twitter.com/aj95kRmjCC
— Fatima Goss Graves (@FGossGraves) March 23, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson is literally one of the most qualified people in the world for this position. In fact, based on the current Justices — she’s overqualified. Yet, this is how she’s treated in public as millions watch.
So, imagine how Black women are treated in private…
— Frederick "Pre-order Patriarchy Blues" Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 23, 2022
Remember: this is how Ketanji Brown Jackson, one of the most esteemed legal minds in our country, is being treated during a publicly televised hearing.
Now imagine how Black women are treated every day when the cameras aren't on.
— Brett Meiselas (@BMeiselas) March 23, 2022
I recently emphasized that Sen. Ted Cruz is just the latest GOP lawmaker who is ignoring equity on SCOTUS & disrespecting Black Women.
This week’s shameful treatment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson truly brings these words to light.
She deserved better. https://t.co/IcRa0Eke0R
— Shuwaski Young for Congress (@shuwaskiyoung) March 24, 2022
What's devastating is that even the people "on our side" don't seem to be calculating the cost to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Memeing her face won't change that there is a cost, and Black women carry it in our bodies, regardless the outcome of those proceedings.
— Bethany C. Morrow (@BCMorrow) March 23, 2022
What even is this take? pic.twitter.com/WgAv2kFPcW
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) March 24, 2022
Republicans asked about her judicial record and potential rulings, not lurid accusations from decades ago.
#GOPRacists barely qualified white nominee vs over qualified black woman. How much does he like beer vs we need to see her LSAT score. You’re soft on sex crimes vs the sexual assault was just teenager habits….. pic.twitter.com/S1f5iomJGu
— 888 Good Troubles (@LebergerDavid) March 23, 2022
Judge Jackson got racial solidarity. Senator Cory Booker called her “my sister.”
Just watch this video. Just watch. pic.twitter.com/wmERvmniL5
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 23, 2022
Can they relate the same way to whites? If not, why should they govern us?
#BREAKING: Sen. @CoryBooker tells Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: "Don't worry, my sister, don't worry — God has got you. And how do I know that? Because you're here and I know what it has taken for you to sit in that seat." #SCOTUSConfirmation pic.twitter.com/Hy0W4Ozzgv
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 23, 2022
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) March 24, 2022
I cannot imagine having to explain 7754332990987 times why I’m qualified for a job…………………………………. To white people.
FOR 3 DAMN DAYS.
My God. This is making my skin crawl.
— Scottie. (@ScottieBeam) March 23, 2022
I know that this is going to be lost on a lot of white people and almost all white Republicans. But when you see Booker or Padilla getting emotional… I just don't think y'all know how *hard* it is. For us. To get her.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) March 23, 2022
And, of course, we must heed “experts.”
Legal experts praised Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in her final day of Senate hearings, with a top lawyers’ group saying its review found she has a “sterling” reputation, “exceptional” competence and is well qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/JovXXFfxqI
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 24, 2022
This tweet is interesting because it is a scene from a television show. It’s just before a suicide attack against Dutch slavers, presumably the stand-in for whites today.
#BlackTwitter y'all know what it is. Anybody watching the #GOPRacists go all out on their racism during the confirmation hearings should be pissed. Put that anger into your votes at the polls in November and with your time and money in-between time in the meantime. pic.twitter.com/Y60r9fTKqQ
— Chanta' (@MizzChanta) March 23, 2022
The GOP’s critic unintentionally makes a good point.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) March 22, 2022
Many Republicans may underestimate Critical Race Theory. They think we can live in a post-racial society. White liberals who want CRT taught in school tend to be anti-white, but most white conservatives lack racial consciousness altogether.
CRT is not a fringe issue. It is being taught in schools today.
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 22, 2022
However, Critical Race Theory can be used by our side.
“Critical Race Theory” is becoming the far right’s way of saying the n-word.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 23, 2022
No, not that way. It just means that race is inseparable from law, society, and power because race is part of how we view the world. That’s why we should worry about Judge Jackson.
— Laurie 🇺🇦🌻🇺🇦 (@Laurieluvsmolly) March 22, 2022
Her nomination is pure affirmative action. How can we trust her to rule fairly on it? She may even recognize this. To her credit, she said she’d recuse herself from an upcoming decision on affirmative action.
On another subject, many patriots are fighting bravely for their countries in Russia and Ukraine. I mourn another brothers’ war. I praise whoever meets his own standard of personal duty and honor. (Chris Roberts and I discuss the war here.) However, our rulers have not suddenly become nationalists. In Germany, the “democratic” government is spying on the alternative party.
The only European people allowed to act like they’re a specific people are Ukrainians—and they’re only given this exception to own Russia https://t.co/DJBOyQlytT
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) March 23, 2022
Sure enough, the court ruled that saying the “German people should be kept ethnically intact and ‘outsiders’ should be excluded as far as possible” goes against’ the republic’s Basic Law. Wouldn’t Ukrainian nationalists say they are fighting to protect their people and sovereignty from outsiders?
It will take things like the report below to change some of our rulers’ attitudes about race.
Am hearing that Brentwood, prestigious private school in LA, is in chaos after almost zero white seniors got into to UC schools. When friends went there in happier times, UC acceptance was like 80%. This year, bipoc kids only.
Parents who spent $60K/yr+ for 6 years little upset
— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) March 23, 2022
Brentwood was already a racial battleground. However, I can’t find the facts. The University of California’s decision to stop using SATs and ACTs could have this effect, but there is no proof. Still, it’s plausible.
There are more words we can’t say:
Clearly white people need to hear this: the term “rest in power” is for Black people who had their lives taken due to racism/systemic oppression. It indicates their legacy is the continued fight for justice & and draw attention to social injustices and inequality issues.
— ♛ Bella (Villain Era) (@rauhling_bizzle) March 23, 2022
That always seemed like a leftist slogan to me anyway.
Dear White people, it’s totally fine to admire our patience, self-control, & poise; but it’s important to understand these things aren’t JUST character traits, they are tools for survival. To be anything but things above, in a White America, is to risk our dreams & flourishing.
— Kyle J. Howard (@KyleJamesHoward) March 23, 2022
Do we really want to talk seriously about blacks’ patience and self-control?
So you’re worried of white people become the minority? Why? Are minorities treated differently or something?
— mohamad safa (@mhdksafa) March 23, 2022
Since I’m honest about race, yes, minorities are treated differently. More importantly, we have direct examples of what happens to a white minority in black-run Zimbabwe and South Africa. Countless American cities give us more reasons to worry.
Imagine if there’s nowhere to escape in the galaxy . . .
Yes, that was Stacey Abrams with a cameo on Star Trek Discovery as president of United Earth. A proud Star Trek nerd, Abrams has appeared as a guest on fan shows and has talked extensively about how the show shaped her perspective. #gapol pic.twitter.com/V1HbghDERw
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 17, 2022
(God-Emperor, save me).
Twitter briefly gave The Federalist, a conservative website, the American Renaissance treatment.
Twitter is currently censoring links to @FDRLST news stories, falsely claiming that our stories are "violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm."
Stories about KBJ, Ron DeSantis, Hunter Biden, and majolica art are all being maliciously censored by Twitter. pic.twitter.com/yIR7KHB7aH
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2022
This is what Twitter did to us. Twitter backtracked for The Federalist and said the stories were “mistakenly marked.” It didn’t do that for us. What is the difference? The American justice system wouldn’t make Twitter give an answer.
Finally, white guilt in a poem.
“I can only be forgiven by Black people
for the million times I walked down a street
and no one knew I was there—
as if I were tiptoeing,
as if I took my self back from existence.”
A poem by Toi Derricotte. https://t.co/zpMFjJ0tVA
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 24, 2022
Why do white non binary people act like being non binary cancels out their whiteness
— tara (@commietarawrist) March 20, 2022
There is no escape from whiteness. Don’t bow to this cult of the damned or its twisted invocations.