Justice Jackson’s Ascension To SCOTUS Highlights GOP Attacks On Women Of Color, Among Other Awful Wrongdoings
AUDIENCE:Reproductive Justice, Race and Racism, African-Americans, Women
By: Roshni Nedungadi
American voters will not forget the history made at the Supreme Court during one week in June 2022. On Friday, June 24, the Court overturned nearly 50 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade, taking away access to abortion care for millions of Americans. And the following Thursday, the Court swore in Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman Supreme Court justice in our nation’s history.
The court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Mississippi will disproportionately impact access to abortion for women of color. Meanwhile, the first woman of color on the court faced a gauntlet of a confirmation process filled with racist attacks and right-wing smears.
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