For this week's newsletter, I wanted to highlight something that bought me joy: Cory Booker's comments about Ketanji Brown Jackson during the confirmation hearings that made me tear up.
What a beautiful thing to say, especially amid the line of faux questioning she received prior from people like Marsha Blackburn and Ted Cruz, which really had me looking at the television like:
I never understand why people say they ask questions when they keep talking and never let someone answer the questions. Also, many of the questions were not questions at all. Instead, they were opportunities for them to run their mouths or show props like photos from picture books which Ted Cruz did. Nonetheless, Jackson is more than qualified to be a Justice of the Supreme Court, and this image below from Washington Post beautifully shows this:
This photo beautifully summarizes many reasons she would be an excellent fit for the Supreme Court, along with other things like her humility and patience. However, I would also like to acknowledge that this photo looks like a weird jigsaw puzzle or a long Wordle which I still don't understand.
Also, to reiterate Cory's point, let's not forget how important and historic Jackson getting confirmed will be - speaking into existence, honey. If/when Jackson is confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. This is not only a big deal for Black Girl Magic, but this is a big deal for women in general, and it's a great stride for our country; however, we still have much more to go. But to think, we've been around to see our first Black President with Barack Obama. Our first Black, Indian, and Woman Vice President with my birthday twin Kamala Harris, and potentially, our first Black Woman Supreme Court Justice with Jackson. It's historical, and I'm happy I'm around to witness all of this, you know?
Fingers crossed that she gets confirmed because she is more than qualified. In other news, however, here are some things I thought were worth sharing this week:
READ: Black business ownership is higher than pre-pandemic. Women are driving that growth Also, similar theme: Corporate America spawned the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs: Black women (but not for a good reason)
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