Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Ketanji Brown Jackson

Reema Dodin Connection

According to an April, 2022 profile at the Arab American Institute, Reema Dodin served as "an advisor for the historic Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, helping to shepherd the nomination of the first Black woman appointed to the highest court in the nation."[1]

Supported by Our Revolution

In a mass email to supporters sent March 22, 2022, Joseph Geevarghese of Our Revolution wrote in part: "...because of our work, Biden listened and Judge Jackson is our nominee." From the email:

"At today’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Lindsey Graham (a Senator who is part time conspiracy theorist and full time Trumpster) directly quoted one of my emails to you last month.
"Before he did that, he butchered the pronunciation of my name, and then disingenuously apologized. All very on brand.
"In the email he quoted, I asked you to join us in demanding that Biden nominate a Justice like Judge Jackson and NOT one particular corporate friendly nominee under consideration who was backed by establishment Democrat and Graham buddy Jim Clyburn.
"And because of our work, Biden listened and Judge Jackson is our nominee.
"While Lindsey Graham made a racist fool of himself by mispronouncing my name, the disgraced Senator tried to use my quote to bait Jackson into a response."

Confederate flag

When Ketanji Brown Jackson was a student at Harvard, one of her classmates draped a Confederate battle flag outside his dorm window in the middle of Harvard Yard, the center of the university’s campus.

Jackson, who was active in the Black Students Association, helped plan rallies and circulate petitions to protest the university’s response, and later joined in calls to hire more faculty in the African American studies department. She wore black instead of the school’s crimson and white to an annual Harvard-Yale football game as part of a demonstration to “embarrass the university in front of the alumni,” Jackson told the local newspaper in 1990.

Three decades later, Jackson, who was President Biden’s pick to replace Merrick Garland on the influential federal appeals court in Washington, recalled thinking it was unfair that in addition to being victimized and getting little support from the university, Black students missed classes and “could not just be regular students” while protesting the flag display.

It was, she told aspiring Black lawyers at a dinner in her honor at the University of Chicago last year, what the student who unfurled the Confederate flag had wanted: “For us to be so distracted that we failed our classes and thereby reinforced the stereotype that we couldn’t cut it at a place like Harvard.”[2]

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