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NAACP Applauds Ketanji Brown Jackson

Written by on April 13, 2022

Photo courtesy from Bloomington-Normal NAACP Facebook

NORMAL, Ill.–The Bloomington-Normal Branch of the NAACP recognizes the decision of District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court—with a 53 to 47 vote.

First Vice President Carla Campbell-Jackson explains more about the impact of Brown Jackson’s confirmation by three votes.

“That in and of itself is indicative of the fact that we’ve made progress but yet there is much work to be done when you consider the credentials that Judge Jackson brought to the table. And the fact that she was not unanimously supported, one has to question exactly why was that the case?” 

NAACP Branch President, Linda Foster said, “Obviously, the NAACP is a non-partisan organization; however, we acknowledge the first African American female’s nomination, as this confirmation sends a strong signal of hope, possibility and empowerment. District Judge Jackson will now fill a void on the Supreme Court. A void that has been ignored and minimized since 1789, as this is the same court that once deemed Black people unworthy of citizenship. With this selection, little Black girls and little Black boys will hopefully recognize even greater potential in their possibility.”

Brown Jackson is a graduate of Harvard University, the NAACP’s National Headquarters advocated for swift confirmation of Jackson, as she had served as District Judge in the U.S. District Court for D.C. since 2013, and she has also served as a public defender.

Campbell-Jackson goes on to say why Brown Jackson made a huge impact.

“Today’s historic confirmation is demonstrative of why diversity and inclusion are both so important not only in our judicial system but from the courtroom to the board room.” 

Brown Jackson is the 116th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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