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Someone tagged me in an article this morning and it brought a huge smile on my face! I’ve learned that we may have our first black woman in the U.S. Supreme Court. Her name is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. And she got locs y’all!
Her resume is powerful. If confirmed, she will be the first former federal public defender on the highest U.S. court and the first justice since Thurgood Marshal with extensive criminal defense experience. She is so necessary! And guess what, she has locs! Lol
She was born in Washington D.C, but grew up in Miami Florida. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University then graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude. She's a wife and mom to two daughters.
If (let's say when lol) she is nominated, she will replace Justice Stephen G. Breyer who recently announced his retirement this summer. When asked for comment about Judge Ketanji, he said, "hire her!"
"She really tries to understand the person's role in the community and how they came to be before her," said former law clerk Jo-Ann Sagar. "She would speak directly to them in a way I'm not sure all judges do."
And she has locs, yall!
From 2010 to 2014, Judge Ketanji contributed to the reform of the criminal justice system, as she supported an action to reduce crack cocaine penalties and address sentencing disparities between black and white offenders as it's an obvious issue. There's a few more steps towards this victory for Judge Ketanji but we celebrate her now.
When I started my Locs in 1998, a girl in my college dorm asked me what I expected to do after school because I wouldn’t be able to get a job with Locs. Tuh! I remember raising my head and arms up wide to tell her, “well the world will find out.”
Judge Ketanji is a true inspiration to our community; the human race, the black community and especially for little black girls everywhere.
Did I mention she has locs? LOL
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, if you ever read this, I celebrate you! Thank you!