The Racism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

You don’t need to scour the legal opinions of Judge Barrett for racism, she walked white supremacy into the Senate chamber on the first day of her hearing.

The confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett have offered a fruitful opportunity to see how differently people experience the world and, at several turns, how insularly some people live. Her use of the term “sexual preference” has subtly reframed a civil rights movement as a choice-driven enterprise. Her rulings and her values are reliably conservative and this reliability is the secret to her success…

Dominique Day

Human rights attorney. DAYLIGHT (www.daylyt.org). Independent Expert, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. NYC by birth + by choice.

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