GOP tweet linking Ketanji Brown Jackson with critical race theory draws accusations of racism

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Critics accused the Republican Party of racism after its official account posted a tweet associating Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson with critical race theory.

If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

The GOP tweet features a gif in which Jackson’s initials — KBJ — are crossed out and replaced with the acronym CRT, as well as a link to a list of “Important Questions for KBJ.”

Three of these questions are drawn directly from a 2020 lecture at the University of Michigan Law School, in which Jackson favorably cited journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, civil rights activist Derrick Bell, and Bell’s wife, scholar Janet Dewart Bell. All three figures have been associated with critical race theory.

Another refers to remarks titled “Fairness in Federal Sentencing: An Examination,” in which Jackson briefly referred to “critical race theory” as…

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