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Supreme Court of the United States | Ketanji Brown Jackson: “All Americans Can Be Proud of This Moment”

Supreme Court of the United States |  Ketanji Brown Jackson: "All Americans Can Be Proud of This Moment"

(Washington) « Il a fallu 232 ans […] Before the black woman was selected to serve in the United States Supreme Court, but we did it! Appreciated, Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered a powerful message of hope to the White House on Friday in divided America.

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Prominent jurists and magistrates filled with graduates, whose faces often glow with a smile, the next day after the Senate’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court was confirmed, President Joe Biden turned serious to end the speech he was invited to deliver.

“All Americans can be proud of this moment,” said the 51 – year – old woman, dressed in dark, reminiscent of a judge’s black robe, and received with honors in the Gardens on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Behind her, many American flags fluttered in the bright spring morning breeze, and the dazzling white color of the United States president’s residence was magnificent in the discovery of such a scene as American political power.

And in front of her, elected officials and many people from the African-American community, hundreds of people as a whole, got up many times to cheer her on or wipe away some tears just like her.

Photo by Andrew Hornick, Associated Press

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson broke down in tears during his speech.

“In my family, it only took a generation to go from separation to the Supreme Court,” said Ketanji Brown, along with Kamala Harris, the first woman vice president and the first African American.

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Her throat was choked when she recited these lines from the great poet and activist Maya Angelo, paying tribute to civil rights activists and their past struggles.

“Bringing the gifts my ancestors gave me, I was a slave dream and hope,” said the magistrate, whose appointment was a promotional promise from Joe Biden.

The Democratic president, enjoying every moment of a ceremony and giving himself undeniable political success, paid tribute to the “strength” of Ketanji Brown Jackson and his parents who attended, who experienced the “inhumanity of partition”.

“That strength has lifted the spirits of millions of Americans who have seen you, Judge Jackson, and especially the colorful women,” he said.

But Joe Biden, who owes much of his election to African-American voters, also recalled that beyond this celebration and Unity Day, partisan divisions in the United States were deeper than ever.

His candidate felt he was the target of Republican senators, making “vile and baseless arguments” during endless and sometimes tense trials.