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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Jennifer Rubin call questions about CRT for Ketanji Brown Jackson 'flat out racist'

Remember during the debates surrounding critical race theory in public schools when its proponents said that critical race theory was only taught in law schools? If it’s important enough to teach in law school, then it follows that it might be pertinent to ask a Supreme Court nominee her views on critical race theory. A week ago, Christopher Rufo called on senators to question Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson about critical race theory, seeing as she had in a speech in 2020 endorsed a book by Professor Derrick Bell that was foundational to critical race theory.


The GOP put out this tweet linking “KBJ” to CRT, which Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee called a divisive, wrong-headed, racial attack.

Enough is enough? We don’t remember hearing that during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

We wondered in that post if perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz would volunteer to be the “bad guy” and ask about Jackson’s feelings on critical race theory. We were right that if anyone ever dared bring it up, it would be Cruz. Cruz brought along pages from Ibram X. Kendi’s children’s book, “Antiracist Baby,” as visual aids.


Aren’t these the kinds of questions that should be asked of a Supreme Court nominee? Apparently not, as the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin called the questioning “flat out racist.”


If a white nominee had endorsed one of the founding fathers of CRT, yeah, it might have come up.

If Jackson believes that white supremacy is systemic in the founding of both the nation and its justice system, it might just have an influence on her judicial decisions. She’s already explained how federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography offenders are out of date.


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