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Black women feel sting of 'traumatizing' Jackson hearings


March 27, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — "Senator," she said, letting out an audible sigh.

In that singular moment, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke for countless Black women who have had to gather all the patience, strength and grace within to answer insinuating questions about their credentials, qualifications and character.

It was Day One of questioning at the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Harvard-educated Jackson, the first Black woman to be nominated for the nation's highest court, was making history.

The federal judge had to endure hours of public scrutiny from skeptics, namely the Repu...

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